Governor: Mike DeWine [R]
Head of State-Level Cybersecurity (CISO/OH): Sean McAfee
Ohio is a leading US State with regards to insurance, risk and Cybersecurity. The State became the second state in the United States to apply the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law, and to enforce legislation and cybersecurity law specifically for insurers and those working with risk.
This legislation, known as the "Ohio Cybersecurity law", came into into effect mid-March 2019. A requirement of the legislation was that licensees would have one year (end of Q1 2020) to comply with the new security requirements. Interesting, New York, Michigan, Connecticut and South Carolina have something similarily in place.
Another interesting point about Ohio is the "Ohio Revised Code §1347". This legislation, correctly known as "[The] Ohio Revised Code §1347" makes it a requirement that employers must notify Ohio residents if their PII (Personal Identifiable Information) is disclosed through a cyber breach. The definition of PII is, for example, "an individual's name, Social Security number, driver's license number and/or credit card information".
Cities where the most amount of Cybersecurity Conferences that take place in Ohio, are (in order) Cleveland, Columbus and then Cincinnati.
Ohio based security events
All "major" cybersecurity conferenes (virtual or "in-person") in the State of Ohio will be automatically placed within this resource.