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Vermont’s fresh chief information security officer is stepping up

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– Vermont appoints John Toney as the new chief information security officer, bringing two decades of experience to the role.
– Toney will focus on integrating emerging technologies like artificial intelligence into the state’s digital services and internal operations.

Vermont Chief Information Officer Denise Reilly-Hughes has announced the appointment of John Toney as the state’s new chief information security officer. Toney, with two decades of experience in incident response, threat intelligence, and security operations, will focus on integrating emerging technologies like artificial intelligence into Vermont’s digital services framework and internal operations. Previously serving as the first global chief information security officer for City Electric Supply, Toney has a wealth of experience in safeguarding information for enterprises across multiple countries. Toney’s mission is to build healthy, inclusive, and highly effective security teams to protect assets, individuals, and reputation. Vermont Governor Phil Scott emphasizes the importance of being vigilant and prepared against increasing cybersecurity threats, and Toney’s experience will help lead the state’s efforts in this area. This appointment comes at a time when more sophisticated cyberattacks against state and local governments are on the rise, making it crucial to have effective security measures in place.

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