Phoenix CISO Shannon Lawson Shares Top Cyberstrategies

Government Technology: Phoenix is America’s fifth largest city, and one of the fastest growing metro areas in the country. Shannon Lawson became the city’s chief information security officer (CISO) on April 2, 2019, and the past 20 months have been quite a technology and cybersecurity journey, with unexpected turns and challenges from COVID-19 and more.

But Mr. Lawson is not your typical major city CISO. His career includes several leadership roles in cybersecurity with the U.S. Navy and a stint as the first CISO for Alaska. He holds an MBA from Utica College, as well as several certifications and credentials that demonstrate a deep business and technical acumen.

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