Shane Swanson joins OCS as Deputy CISO

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Shane Swanson will join WaTech’s state Office of Cybersecurity (OCS) as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for Policy & Program Management starting Aug. 5, 2021.

Shane has more than 16 years of experience in cybersecurity and is currently the Deputy CISO for the Texas Department of Information Resources. Previous roles included working a s a strategic cybersecurity advisor for the North Dakota Technology Department and as a specialist master for Deloitte’s Cyber Risk Services.

“I am honored and excited at this new journey,” Shane said. “The WaTech cybersecurity team and executive leadership team members I've met are passionate, committed and eager to move our cybersecurity program forward. We look forward to engaging our agencies, public universities and community colleges, cities, counties, K-12 and Tribal Nations to collaborate on how we each can collectively secure and protect citizen, student and visitor data!”

As Deputy CISO, Shane will be responsible for establishing and maintaining the enterprise security program charter for OCS, spearhead the office’s risk management program and advance our goals for whole-of-state cybersecurity.