Dear AIM Utah Members:
Our next AIM General Membership Luncheon will be Thursday, November 12th, and you are invited to participate!
This will be a Zoom Lunch Meeting and AIM will provide lunch via a $25 DoorDash gift card to the first 100 registrants!
The Zoom AIM Lunch will start at 11:45 am and we hope you can participate! We expect the meeting to last 60-90 minutes and many of your peers will be participating!
Registered participants will receive a separate email with the Zoom Meeting ID and password on the day before the event.
AIM will send a $25 DoorDash Gift Card to the first 100 participants who register before end of day Monday, November 9th.
This month's featured speaker is:
Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Technology Services, State of Utah
Stories of Real Life Hacks
Please join as Phil discusses stories of existing cybersecurity breaches. He will discuss what could have been done to avoid, along with steps to recovery. There is no better way to learn about how to avoid cyber security issues than to hear about what has happened to others.
Phil Bates is the Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Technology Services, State of Utah. He has been involved in Cyber Security for many years. As the IT Director for the Department of Public Safety Phil aided in the creation of the Utah Cyber Task Force. Phil began his career in Law Enforcement, retiring as a Lieutenant from the West Jordan Police Department. While at West Jordan, Phil directed the deployment of the first large-scale use of Commercial Mobile Data for Public Safety in the US. The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) has named Utah CISO Phil Bates as the recipient of the 2020 Thomas M. Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award. This is the eighth year for the program, which was created to pay homage to Thomas M. Jarrett, past president of NASCIO (2004 – 2005), for his passion for cybersecurity. The award honors state chief information security officers (CISOs) for exceptional accomplishments in their field. This award evolved from the Thomas M Jarrett Cybersecurity Scholarship, being renamed in 2020 to reflect the vital role state CISOs hold in state cybersecurity efforts and their deeper involvement with NASCIO.
Phil was nominated by Utah CIO Mike Hussey and has served as the CISO for the State of Utah since 2015. During his tenure he has implemented many programs and initiatives aimed at improving Utah’s cybersecurity posture. Most notably, in 2016, Phil pushed to create the Utah Cyber Center which consolidated state, federal and local resources into a single location, significantly improving coordination between all of these groups. The Utah Cyber Center has played an important role in helping Utah cities and counties respond to several recent ransomware attacks.
Phil also implemented a state-of-the-art multi-factor authentication system for UtahID, Utah’s single sign-on service covering over 950 applications and services statewide; a statewide network segmentation program; an enterprise risk management solution; and has worked to improve Utah’s federal cybersecurity audits. Phil also oversees a robust state cybersecurity awareness program and is currently working on incorporating additional artificial intelligence into Utah’s cybersecurity activities.
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We hope you can make it to this event!
The AIM Board