Vitaliy Panych

Panych is currently the chief information security officer for the state of California.

State Cybersecurity Leader of the Year

California CISO Vitaliy Panych is responsible for the security of the largest collection of digital information assets in the country experiencing more than 200 million malicious probes daily. In response, Panych works tirelessly to continuously monitor more than 140 departments and onboards most of those departments to monitor their own internal networks. His efforts will help expand the California Cybersecurity Integration Center’s capabilities to assist more local government agencies throughout California. For security compliance, Panych is shifting the state from point-in-time reviews to continuous, real-time scanning of agencies’ networks that reduce exposure time to potential threats when vulnerabilities are detected.

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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