Governor: J. B. Pritzker [D]
Head of State-Level Cybersecurity (CISO/CA): Adam Ford
The State of Illinois Cyber Security Strategy has been created, like many other States in the US, in partnership with private and public sector stakeholders. Illinois places emphasis on the support they received from The US National Governors Association and in particular its' Policy Academy for State Cybersecurity, to create a secure and robust Cybersecurity strategy against threats.
As part of Illinois Executive Order 2016-01 and the resultant creation of the Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT), certain and specific cybersecurity policies and procedures were implemented to safeguard the security of the state's information and systems.
With regards to Cybersecurity Conferences in the Illinois we note that most of them, unsuprisingly take place in Chicago