Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, a Democrat, has eliminated the CISO position from her cabinet. Unlike most states, which are pouring additional funding into cybersecurity, Raimondo has cut all funding from the CISO role, which was held by Mike Steinmetz since the position was created in 2017. The CISO’s functions will be distributed among other state agencies, according to a published report.
Indiana University (IU) announced July 2 it is establishing the IU Cybersecurity Clinic that will address cyber threats with an emphasis on state and local organizations. IU said the clinic, which will serve as a Midwest hub for cyber training, is the only one of its kind focused on state and local cybersecurity.