Vitaliy Panych has been officially appointed as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the state of California, after spending the past two years as California’s acting chief information security officer.

Before joining the California Department of Technology as deputy to former CISO Peter Liebert in 2019, Panych previously served as an agency chief information security and privacy officer at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

Read StateScoop's interview with Panych to hear about his initiatives for 2021.