FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 11, 2014 

New Chief Information Security Officer Named for State of Colorado

DENVER, Colo.—The Governor’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) is pleased to announce that Deborah (Debbi) Blyth is Colorado’s new Chief Information Security Officer. Blyth will serve as the point of contact for all information security initiatives in the state. She will also be responsible for determining Colorado’s strategic and tactical security direction to meet established goals and objectives.

Blyth has 14 years of information security experience and spent the last five years with TeleTech leading the information security and IT compliance program. She has worked to build and mature information security programs, achieve and maintain compliance initiatives, all of which will be a tremendous asset to the State of Colorado. Blyth most recently managed a multi-million dollar two-year effort at TeleTech to implement significant enhancements to the security program.

Blyth says, “I look forward to building collaborative working relationships to help the State of Colorado maintain secure data. At the same time, I want to help state leaders gauge information security risks and impacts of policy and management decisions.” She adds, “I have lived here most of my life and I am very excited about this opportunity to serve the State of Colorado.”

Chief Information Officer, Suma Nallapati says, “Debbi is a fantastic addition to a very strong leadership team at OIT. She brings a wealth of information security experience, as well as a passionate desire to keep the information of our residents and our state safe.”

Blyth’s first day with OIT is Monday, Aug. 11, 2014.

Media Contact: 
Tauna Lockhart, Chief Communications Officer & PIO
303.764.7731 (work) 
720.933.9193 (cell)

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