Cybersecurity Survey of State CISOs Identifies Many Positive Trends

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Cybersecurity Survey of State CISOs Identifies Many Positive Trends

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Oct. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Deloitte and the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) today released their 2022 Cybersecurity Study, “State Cybersecurity in a Heightened Risk Environment.” The survey captures responses from chief information security officers (CISOs) in all 50 states and three territories about current cybersecurity trends, challenges and opportunities.
The survey found that state CISOs throughout the U.S. gained considerable strength and authority over the past few years, as they rapidly migrated government operations and services to a virtual environment and expedited digital transformations to meet the immediate needs of individuals and families. Due to the dedicated efforts of these CISOs, state agencies were able to continue providing high-quality service to their constituents, despite the challenges imposed by a global pandemic.

Additional highlights from the 2022 Deloitte/NASCIO survey include:
“The complexity of cyber challenges that the state CISOs tackle is increasing with the need to take a whole-of-state approach involving multiple jurisdictions and stakeholders,” said Srini Subramanian, principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP, and Deloitte’s global risk advisory leader for government and public services. “To address these challenges, state CISOs are increasingly laying the groundwork to adopt emerging technologies, promoting more collaboration with local government agencies and higher education institutions, upskilling state employees and transforming employment practices to attract the next-generation of highly capable cyber talent.”
“State CISOs played critical roles helping the country successfully navigate the twists and turns of the pandemic, and this year’s survey identifies the steps needed to grow this increasingly public role and meet the current and future challenges faced by state agencies,” said Meredith Ward, director of policy and research at NASCIO and a co-author of the 2022 Deloitte/NASCIO Cybersecurity Study. “We’re proud to again bring the perspectives of state CISOs to the forefront of conversations around cybersecurity.”
Additional takeaways from the 2022 Deloitte/NASCIO survey include:
See here for the full survey results.
See here for learn more about Deloitte’s cyber risk practice.
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