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Cybersecurity is a Top Priority

In an interview with the National Association of State Technology Directors (NASTD), Billy Rials, Enterprise Architect, MS Dept. of IT Services, discusses modernization, collaboration between agencies, a big push towards new innovations and challenges going into the future. “We’re state government, and with any kind of government the challenge is the speed of government, balancing with the speed of IT.” Rials also discusses why cybersecurity is a top priority and how the greatest threat to our agency and state is the digital transformation in business – which expands the threat level to cybersecurity. Therefore, cybersecurity needs to addressed by adjusting our digital cyber program to be even more responsive. Watch the entire interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfi6tVzGP3w&t=133s.​

Article Date:   11/28/2016    |   Expiration Date:   11/28/2017


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