Governor: Roy Cooper [D]
Head of State-Level Cybersecurity (CISO/NC): Thomas I. Parrish IV
The Statewide Information Security Manual is the keystone of the State of North Carolina's cybersecurity policies. The purpose of the Security Manual is to provide all State agencies (and not just North Carolina) with commonality in being able to manage the growing menace of cyber threats by establishing a baseline for making risk based decisions. For those that are interested, the Manual was derived from NIST 800-53 revision 4 controls.
Headquartered in Winston-Salem, the North Carolina Center for Cybersecurity (NCCC) (officially registered as a 501(c)3 organization) was established to help foster and grow economic information security and tech development. The intention of the NCCC was to position North Carolina as a leader in the nation's cybersecurity workforce with an emphasis on meeting the demand for a more secure supply and procurement chain.
Cities in the State that have the most conferences and events include Charlotte, Raleigh and Chapel Hill
North Carolina based security events
All "major" cybersecurity conferenes (virtual or "in-person") in the State of North Carolina will be automatically placed within this resource.