Cybersecurity and Cyber Breach Notification
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2:30-5 p.m. CST
Sponsored by the CSG Intergovernmental Affairs Committee; the resolution portion of the committee meeting will begin at 4 p.m.


It’s not a matter of whether or not a cybersecurity breach—affecting either a private or public institution—will happen, but when. Experts warn that both the frequency of cybersecurity threats and their level of sophistication will continue to increase, and state leaders need to know what they are facing. This session will explore what state leaders need to know about cybersecurity threats to make informed decisions, anticipate challenges, share information, and define roles and responsibilities. 



Douglas (Doug) Robinson
Executive Director, National Association of State Chief Information Officers
Robinson serves as executive director for the National Association of State Chief Information Officers, representing state chief information officers and information technology executives. Robinson is responsible for the overall executive leadership of the association including planning, policy execution, government affairs, strategic alliances and committee oversight. He is a frequent speaker, panelist and author representing NASCIO issues, state CIOs, IT policy and emerging trends. His career spans over 30 years in state government, higher education and public sector IT consulting.


Vinay Dattu
Director, Legislative Information Systems, Tennessee Legislature

Dattu is responsible for managing and providing strategic direction and leadership in defining, establishing, supporting and operating the overall information systems infrastructure and services provided to the Tennessee Legislature. Prior to joining the legislature, Dattu served as the director of enterprise architecture for the Tennessee executive branch. He held a number of positions as an ERP/MRP implementation consultant, project and program manager, financial analyst, and business process manager for various companies. Dattu is also the vice chairman for the State of Tennessee Information Systems Council. He holds an MBA in finance, strategy and operations from Penn State University.