Missouri CISO Michael Roling Leaves a Legacy of Excellence in Government Cybersecurity Leadership

Michael Roling’s last day in Missouri Government will be September 28, 2018. He is leaving for another private sector position as the “lead technical project manager at a company that has several SaaS offerings.”

Coverage of his announcement has been widespread with related articles in Government Technology Magazine and StateScoop and other publications. Over the past few years, I have highlighted Mike’s national cybersecurity leadership role on several occasions, such as in 2015 and in early 2017. Nevertheless, more coverage that highlights Mike’s remarkable Missouri accomplishments and his influence in state and local government circles is needed, in my opinion.

I am a big believer in positive tech leadership role models and pointing to security leaders who are making a positive impact every day. Public and private sectors technology and security leaders around the world can learn from the way Mike and his team implemented enterprise protections against cyberattacks in Missouri.  

Michael (Mike) Roling has won many security awards, and was twice a finalists for the prestigious SC Magazine CSO of the Year – which includes both public and private sector CSOs. Mike’s LinkedIn profile shows an impressive 36 projects, 25 publications and 8 honors and awards during his time as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in Missouri. He helped Missouri receive an “A” in the Digital States Survey 2016, named to the list of a “GovTech Top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers” and also given a CSO Magazine’s CS050 Award in 2017.

What his profile won’t tell you is that he is truly a humble, team-focused cyber pro who not only cares about his staff, his government technology colleagues, his business customers and the residents of Missouri, but implements strategic and tactical plans in cutting-edge, measurable ways. Mike is a passionate public servant who goes (Read more…)

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Lohrmann on Cybersecurity authored by Lohrmann on Cybersecurity. Read the original post at: http://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/missouri-ciso-michael-roling-leaves-a-legacy-of-excellence-in-government-cybersecurity-leadership.html