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April 23, 2021 • Jule Pattison-Gordon • GovTech Magazine Building a bigger table could be the guiding principle of state cybersecurity in 2021. The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices has named whole-of-state cybersecurity as the...
Monday, April 26, 2021/Categories: News/Tags:
Montana’s new chief information officer, Kevin Gilbertson, has been on the job only a week, and is still adjusting to the scope and needs of state government. But in an interview with StateScoop, he said he already has plans to make several key additions to the State Information...

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today announced that Montana is one of four states selected to participate in the National Governors Association’s (NGA) 2021 Policy Academy to Advance Whole-of-State Cybersecurity.

Monday, March 29, 2021/Categories: News/Tags:

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte and Department of Administration Director Misty Ann Giles today announced the appointment of Kevin Gilbertson to serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the State of Montana.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021/Categories: News/Tags:

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – Steve Robinett, the computer technology program director at Great Falls College MSU, doesn't mince words when describing the first-of-its kind internship two of his cybersecurity students are receiving through the Montana Department of Administration.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021/Categories: News/Tags: Andy Hanks, cybersecurity, SITSD

How does a leading state chief information security officer navigate the cyberattacks targeting his state during the pandemic and beyond? Montana CISO Andy Hanks shows us the way in this interview.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020/Categories: News/Tags: COVID-19, cybersecurity, hanks, montana, pandemic, security

Montana Chief Information Officer Tim Bottenfield told StateScoop on Wednesday that he will retire before the end of the year.

Thursday, November 5, 2020/Categories: News/Tags: Chief Information Officer (CIO), montana, Tim Bottenfield

Since the last biennial survey in 2018, grades improved in 10 states. 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020/Categories: News/Tags:
Dear Friends: It in is the my state pleasure of to Montana. acknowledge October 2020 as "National Cybersecurity Awareness Month" Security is essential in every facet of our lives and cybersecurity is especially important. I Analysis conunend the Center, U.S. the Department National...
Monday, October 19, 2020/Categories: News/Tags:

Five state and local chief information security officers reveal how they came to government IT work, the essential traits of an effective CISO and what they’re doing to shore up cyberdefenses in unprecedented times.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020/Categories: News/Tags: