Laura Clark

Clark is currently the chief security officer for the state of Michigan.

State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

Laura Clark has paired an innovative outlook on the possibilities of security technology with a dedication to implementation. The Michigan Secure mobile security application is the first mobile security tool to be made available to an entire state, radically enhancing the security of Michiganders.

Clark has also dramatically expanded assistance to local government and education leaders, developing best practices, flexible security frameworks, and security assessment contracting. She has also worked to shift the state’s security compliance and authorization process to embrace risk-based flexibility to promote processes that decrease administrative overhead while ensuring sufficient security.

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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