Information Security

Co-Chairs

Photo of Angelo De Marco
Angelo De Marco,
Tailwind,
(518) 265-0912
Photo of Rick Cobello
Rick Cobello,
Schenectady County,
(518) 388-4204
Photo of Wendy Gavert
Wendy Gavert,
Verizon Business,
(518) 649-2251
 

About

The NYS Forum, in collaboration with its public sector members and representatives of the IT Corporate Roundtable, continues its focus on the essential issue of security. Since the fall of 2004, the committee has also expanded it's scope to encompass identity access management (IAM). This has become an increasingly hot topic to ease the management of security access to government information.

The objective of this Forum committee is to work in collaboration with state and local agencies to develop education and training opportunities and tools that address security issues. The committee is developing a working relationship in support of the NYS Office of the CIO and continues its strong relationship with the NYS Office of Cyber Security and Critical Infrastructure Coordination (CSCIC). The alliance with CSCIC has resulted in several security webcasts each year since 2003 that have now expanded to an international audience.


In the News

June 2011 - Roger Michael, Information Security Officer at the NY State Workers Compensation Board, was awarded the 2011 NYS Cyber Security Award at the annual NYS Cyber Security Conference in Albany. This award recognizes individuals for outstanding contributions and accomplishments to their agency and the State in the field of cyber security. Roger has been a long-time, active contributor to the State's information security professional community.

June 2010 - Security Work Group member Michael Springer, Information Security Officer for the NY State Dormitory Authority was awarded the 2010 NYS Cyber Security Award at the NYS Cyber Security Conference in Albany. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions and accomplishments to their agency and the State in the field of cyber security. Mike is an active member of the Security Work Group and has contributed much to the State's information security community of practice.

Deb Snyder with Joseph Lynch, Vice Chair of the NYS Forum IT Corporate Roundtable, at the NYS Forum's 24th Annual Meeting.September 2010 - Security Work Group Co-chair Deborah Snyder, Chief Information Security Officer for the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, was awarded the 2010 NYS Forum Award for Excellence in Government Information Services, during their 24th Annual Meeting held September 14th, in Albany, NY. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to New York State's IT community. It is based on present and future benefits of contributions made by the recipient beyond the boundaries of their organization, and recognizes the essential spirit and value of collaboration and volunteerism.

Snyder has been previously recognized for her expertise and accomplishments. In 2009, she was awarded the inaugural NYS Cyber Security Award at the NYS Cyber Security Conference in Albany, in recognition of her outstanding contributions and accomplishments to her agency and the State in the field of cyber security. In 2008, she was named Executive Alliance's Information Security Executive (ISE) People's Choice Award Winner, an award that recognizes the executive with the most exemplary attributes of a leader in the information security industry. Press release