Mark Weatherford Awarded SC Magazine’s Chief Security Officer of the Year

State Technology Update - March 4, 2010

Mark Weatherford, Director of the California Office of Information Security, has been named Chief Security Officer of the Year by SC Magazine.  As part of the magazine’s 2010 Professional Awards, Weatherford was given the prestigious recognition for his outstanding achievements in information technology (IT) Security.   SC Magazine is a well-respected, international publication focused on IT security.

The Magazine’s 2010 Professional Award winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of IT security professionals from throughout the industry, selected by SC Magazine’s editorial team.   Weatherford is being recognized for his dynamic role in leading California’s Office of Information Security, an agency that coordinates throughout the state’s Executive Branch pursuing policies, standards and practices to ensure the state’s technology infrastructure is protected.  For example, Mark’s office recently released California’s first-ever Information Security Strategic Plan, a roadmap for agencies to follow as the state modernizes and consolidates its computer systems.

“Weatherford proselytizes for information security within and outside of California state government – promoting the CISO as an enterprise-wide position with over-arching security responsibilities – while heightening the profile of information security across government,” said Illena Armstrong, editor-in-chief, SC Magazine. “Congratulations to Mark in achieving this recognition.”

Contact: Bill Maile (916) 549-2845