On this episode of Davood for Thought, our host Davood Ghods talks with Vitaliy Panych, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the California Department of Technology. Appointed in January of 2022, Vitaliy is responsible for the security of one of the largest collections of digital information assets in the country, identifying and mitigating more than 200 malicious activities daily. In recognition of his work, he was recently honored with the 2022 Thomas M. Jarrett State Cybersecurity Leadership Award by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.
Tune in to hear Vitaliy share about how learning to code as a teen inspired a lifelong career in cybersecurity, what's next in the security industry in the public sector, and how Brazilian Jiu Jitsu makes him a better technologist.
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