Georgia hires National Guard IT chief as new CISO

The Georgia state government hired David Allen, a former chief technology officer for the state’s National Guard, as the new statewide chief information officer this month, the Georgia Technology Authority confirmed to StateScoop Wednesday. Allen, who spent a decade as a deputy CTO and then IT chief for the National Guard, succeeded former CISO Stanton S. Gatewood, who resigned in February after three years leading the state’s cybersecurity office. Stanton took the CISO job in February 2016, capping a four-decade career that included five years as the CISO of the University of Georgia and seven as the top information security official for the University System of Georgia, which encompasses all 28 of the state’s public four-year colleges and universities. Before UGA, he also worked for four years as the CISO at the University of Southern California. As Georgia’s statewide cybersecurity chief, Gatewood most recently played a role in the development […] Source