September 29


Cybersecurity remains the No. 1 priority for state and local CIOs. But the cybersecurity landscape is changing. Recent attacks on the software supply chain have raised troubling concerns about organizations’ ability to protect their data. Ransomware attacks on state and local government are increasing at an alarming rate. Foreign bad actors are launching cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems.

What can state and local governments do to protect themselves? What role should CISOs and other IT security leaders play in overall decision-making? How will current threats impact the future deployment of smart technologies throughout government?

To answer these questions – and many others – Government Technology and the Center for Digital Government are launching a timely new series on cyber resilience, featuring in-depth conversations with public IT security leaders, valuable reports and papers, and more.

Join us September 29 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET as we kick off this series with an overview of the new landscape of cyber threats. This initial conversation will cover a lot of ground, including:

• How threats are changing, and what a smart cybersecurity strategy looks like today
• How to best access, priorities and leverage new sources of cybersecurity funding, including federal funds
• What governments should be doing now to prepare against evolving threats



Ryan Murray

Deputy Director/Deputy State Chief Information Security Officer, State of Arizona Department of Homeland Security

Ryan currently serves as the Deputy State Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Arizona and Deputy Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. He previously worked for the Arizona Department of Revenue as the Chief Information Security Officer, and prior to joining the State in 2018, Ryan has worked for several other public sector agencies within Arizona including Maricopa County, and the Crane School District. He has nearly 20 years experience in IT and Information Security, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), and holds a Bachelors in Cyber Security and Information Assurance.


Michael Makstman

City Chief Information Security Officer, City & County of San Francisco


Teri Takai — Moderator

Vice President, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Vice President of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California, and subsequently the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.