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Session will Focus on Continuous Risk Scoring Use Cases to Close Cyber Security Gaps and Meet Compliance Requirements for State and Local Government

Sunnyvale, Calif. and Albuquerque, N.M. – April 18, 2017RiskSense®, Inc., the pioneer and market leader in pro-active cyber risk management, today announced its co-founder and CEO Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala will lead a cyber risk roundtable discussion with Morgan Reed, CIO for the State of Arizona at the 2017 NASCIO (National Association of State Chief Information Officers) Midyear Conference on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala is co-founder and CEO at RiskSense. Dr. Mukkamala was part of a think tank that collaborated with the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Intelligence Community on cyber security best practices. He is an expert on malware analytics, breach exposure management, Web application security, and enterprise risk reduction. Dr. Mukkamala was a lead researcher for CACTUS (Computational Analysis of Cyber Terrorism against the U.S.) and holds a patent on Intelligent Agents for Distributed Intrusion Detection System and Method of Practicing.

Morgan Reed is CIO for the State of Arizona, where he is responsible for driving the state’s technology strategy. Reed has nearly 20 years of information technology experience in large enterprises in the private sector. Prior to joining the State of Arizona, Reed was director of data center services with Expedia, where he led infrastructure delivery, and head of IT governance, disaster recovery, and business continuity at GoDaddy. Earlier, he worked in engineering and IT systems at Intel and Wells Fargo.

Cyber security professionals in state and local government are responsible for protecting massive volumes of assets, implementing security controls, and remediating vulnerabilities. Often operating with limited resources, they are grappling with how to implement a continuous cyber defense program that improves their information security posture and ensures compliance with NIST and other guidance (e.g., FISMA, FedRAMP). In this interactive roundtable, Dr. Mukkamala will explain how State and Local governments can implement continuous cyber risk scoring across their expanding digital ecosystems, even with limited resources. He will discuss techniques for identifying and focusing remediation efforts on the most serious threats to their agencies. Morgan Reed will present a first-hand account of his team’s experience implementing a continuous risk scoring program, the lessons learned, and results achieved.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 1:30 – 2:45 PM EDT

Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA.

NASCIO’s mission is to foster government excellence through quality business practices, information management, and technology policy. Founded in 1969, the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 association representing state chief information officers and information technology executives and managers from the states, territories, and the District of Columbia. NASCIO provides state CIOs and state members with products and services designed to support the challenging role of the state CIO, stimulate the exchange of information, and promote the adoption of IT best practices and innovations. From national conferences, peer networking, research and publications, briefings, and government affairs, NASCIO is the premier network and resource for state CIOs. For more information, visit

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