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Mark Weatherford  |  Cybersecurity Columnist

Email : mark@aspenchartered.com Twitter : @marktw

Mark Weatherford, chief strategy officer for the National Cybersecurity Center, is the cybersecurity columnist for Governing and a senior fellow at the Center for Digital Government, both of which are divisions of e.Republic. Among his previous appointments, he served as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity and, before that, as the chief information security officer for the state of California. In the private sector, Weatherford served in senior roles at the North American Electric Reliability Corp., vArmour, Booking Holdings and Aspen Chartered, in addition to advisory roles with a number of technology startups.

THE FUTURE OF Security

The 1,000-Day Information Security Strategy We Need

In many ways, our digital infrastructure was unprepared for the pandemic's challenges. Now is the time for a longer-term cybersecurity vision.

September 22, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

5 Questions Public Leaders Should Ask About Cybersecurity

Elected officials, agency heads and other government leaders need to understand their organizations' challenges and issues. It's the key to establishing a shared culture of security in a public organization.

August 25, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

The Misguided Search for Cybersecurity’s Purple Unicorn

In looking for a new chief information security officer, it's tempting to generate a long list of professional qualifications. But these days, technical expertise isn't what the job is really about.

July 14, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF Security

Will COVID-19 Be a Catalyst for Cybersecurity Leadership?

The challenge for government's information security executives is to integrate risk-mitigating technology into core services and processes — and to play the long game.

June 16, 2020
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