Office of the Chief Information Security Officer
AST encourages you to maintain good Cyber Hygiene with the Center for Internet Security's
toolkits. According to the Center for Internet Security, the Cyber Hygiene Campaign is a
low-cost program that any organization can adopt to achieve immediate and effective defenses
against cyber attacks.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Danielle Alvarez (bio), reports
to the State of Florida’s Deputy Chief Information Officer and supports the
execution of the mission of the Agency for State Technology (AST). The CISO
provides strategic direction for information security initiatives and develops
information technology (IT) security best practices and policy for the State of
The CISO is also responsible for establishing partnerships with the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement, MS-ISAC, and numerous additional
entities to enhance security awareness, strengthen infrastructure resiliency,
and build a more secure IT climate for the state of Florida.