Chief Information Security Officer

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Thomas Vaughn, reports to the State of Florida’s 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 Florida.

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.


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.

Count: Know what's connected to your network
Configure: Implement key security settings to help protect your system
Control: Limit and manage those who have administrative privileges to change, bypass,
or override your security settings
Patch: Regularly update all applications, software, and operating systems
Repeat: Regularize to form a solid foundation of cyber security for your organization

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