Steve Hodges has joined the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) as State Chief Information Security Officer. State CIO and GTA Executive Director Shawnzia Thomas announced the news on January 9. 

Hodges previously served as the Disclosure Officer and Senior IT Security Manager for the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR). His nearly 22-year tenure at the agency included a variety of roles: Server Platform Manager, Network Support and Security Manager, IT Operations Manager, and Database Support Manager. Hodges also held responsibility for business continuity and disaster recovery planning.

Before joining DOR, he was employed by the Georgia Department of Administrative Services, first as a contractor and later as a state employee.

Hodges has been involved in information security throughout his career in both the public and private sectors. His experience spans a wide array of information technology systems and configurations, and he holds several professional certifications including Lean Six Sigma, Dante Networking, Dell | EMC Clariion, and Novell CNE.

"I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve the citizens of the State of Georgia in this new role," Hodges said.