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State Security Leader Discusses Standards, Roadmap

At a recent vendor event, the state's acting chief information security officer talked about the agency's Cal-Secure Roadmap, and a new cloud security standard.

Vitaliy Panych, acting state chief information security officer, discussed operating plans and security standards accomplishments, shown on this PowerPoint slide, at a recent vendor event.

Panych, acting leader of the Office of Information Security in the California Department of Technology, talked about the Cal-Secure Roadmap, which he said is intended to drive process for departments and agencies.

“That roadmap really consists of people, process and technology,” he said Nov. 14, adding: “The technology piece, that’s the most important piece.”

The office’s SIMM (Statewide Information Management Manual) 5315-B Cloud Security Standard, nearing release, looks at “certain particular things” required when operating in cloud, cloud as a service, and infrastructure as a service environments, the acting CISO said.

“This standard really gets down into the details in how security must be applied when managing the cloud, and it really is intended to support our cloud security and cloud option roadmap,” Panych said.

Theo Douglas is Assistant Managing Editor of Industry Insider — California.