Adam Ford

Modernization is like fixing an air conditioner, Illinois CISO says


Retiring legacy systems, Illinois CISO Adam Ford said during a CrowdStrike event, is like "replacing the air conditioner before it goes out."

Digital ID means no more remembering old passwords, Illinois CIO says


Nobody wants to search for passwords — like the one used to register a boat — only used once every three years, Illinois acting CIO Jennifer Ricker said.

Money's great, but it's not everything, state CISOs say


Federal aid is welcome, but organizations need to be mindful of their maturity levels, the CISOs of Illinois and Washington said during an online event.