Jay White

White is the chief information security officer for the state of Mississippi.

State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

Jay White, Mississippi’s chief information security officer, manages the state’s cybersecurity program providing enterprise perimeter defense, cyber awareness, and policy development for governmental entities. White is directly responsible for implementing a robust centralized VPN solution and procuring a secure web gateway solution to improve the state’s defensive posture. As part of the awareness program, White established a new web-based cyber training solution providing courses to more than 100 government entities with subscriptions of more than 40,000 participants at no cost to the agencies.

Jake Williams

Written by Jake Williams

Jake Williams is the vice president of content and community for StateScoop and EdScoop. He's spent nearly a decade in the government IT market, covering the ins and outs of state and local government, as well as higher education. He started his journalism career in his native Pennsylvania and has also worked as a reporter for Campaigns & Elections magazine.

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