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#068 – Deborah Blyth: Security Is Everybody’s Job

Deborah Blyth is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) State of Colorado, Governor’s Office of Information Technology. In August 2014, Deborah Blyth became the state’s new CISO, bringing a diverse 25-year technology background including 14 years of information security experience. As the CISO, she serves as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in Colorado, informing the Secretary of Technology & Chief Information Officer and executive agency leadership on security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions on IT-related initiatives.

Before joining the state of Colorado, Deborah led the Information Technology Security and Compliance programs at TeleTech and Travelport. Deborah is a Colorado native and graduated Summa cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Regis University.

In this episode, we discuss her start in IT and her passion for technology, changes from the board and C-suite, the CDOT attack, the importance of having an IR plan in place, leveraging change management for security, managing priorities, cloud security, and so much more.

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