When one takes on the position and responsibility as the chief information security officer for what is essentially the fifth largest economy in the world one has to have a strong plan in mind and the ability to move quickly.

That plan is exactly what Peter Liebert had in hand when he came on board as California's Chief Information Security Officer and Director of the Office of Information Security in November 2016. What Liebert inherited was 138 separate government departments that largely ran their own cybersecurity operations. Seeing the inherent inefficiency with this set up he went about creating a fully functional 24x7x365 Security Operations Center (SOC) within seven months.

Peter Liebert

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