Montana CISO Shares State Security Actions and Priorities

Back in 2014, I first interviewed the technology and security leaders in “Big Sky Country” for this blog.

A lot has changed in the past six years, including the state’s government technology and security leadership. But what hasn’t changed is a focus on excellence and professionalism in public service that continues to surprise observers around the country.

Andy Hanks became the chief information security officer in Montana in January 2018, after spending almost 20 years in a variety of senior roles with IBM, including global security program manager and deputy sector compliance lead.