The Department of Financial Information System for California (FISCal) has hired Jennifer Benson as the new Chief of the Information Security Office.

Benson comes to FI$Cal with 30 years of information technology experience and a wealth of knowledge, with experience from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

During her recent tenure at the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, Benson spearheaded technology project initiatives to bolster various emergency management solutions. Prior to that experience, she held various positions within California state organizations, including Chief Information Officer at the Department of Toxic Substances Control, Associate Director for Enterprise Solutions Services and Project Management Officer at California State University Monterey Bay, and Information Technology Manager at the California Environmental Protection Agency.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in Management Information Systems, from California State University, Chico. In addition, she holds various industry certifications and is a certified Project Management Professional and an Information Technology Infrastructure Library Practitioner.