FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 11, 2015  

Colorado Chief Information Security Officer Wins IT Leadership Award

DENVER, Colo.—Colorado’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Deborah Blyth has been named a 2016 Premier 100 Technology Leaders honoree. Computerworld’s Premier 100 spotlights 100 leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

“We are very fortunate to have Deborah Blyth as our Chief Information Security Officer. Her leadership and vision for IT security across state government is very deserving of this honor,” said Suma Nallapati, Colorado’s Secretary of Technology and Chief Information Officer.

Blyth and her team at the Governor’s Office of Information Technology have garnered several national awards this year for their work on Secure Colorado, the state’s IT security strategy. Blyth serves as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in Colorado, informing the Secretary of Technology and executive agency leadership on security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions on IT-related initiatives. The Chief Information Security Office is responsible for determining the strategic and tactical security direction for the State of Colorado.

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of the AGENDA16 Conference held March 21-23, 2016, at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Fla.

About the Premier 100 Technology Leadership Awards
The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders

About OIT
The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. OIT works to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. OIT envisions a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.

Find OIT online at colorado.gov/oit, on the #StateofCO IT blog, and on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

About Computerworld
Computerworld is the leading IT media brand helping senior IT, business decision-makers and key influencers navigate change with effective business strategy. As the voice of business technology, Computerworld enables the IT value chain with unique editorial coverage from setting strategies to deriving value. Computerworld’s award-winning website (computerworld.com), focused conference series, strategic marketing solutions and research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT vendors to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 7.5 million monthly page views (Omniture, November 2014 – January 2015 average) and was recognized in BtoB’s 2013 Media Power 50 list; recognition Computerworld has received for more than 5 consecutive years. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at idgenterprise.com.

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