Mike Lettman is a recognized technology leader with over 30 years of experience in government information, security and technology. As the State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), he provides strategic direction for information security to over 130 public agencies. With a focus on statewide enterprise and standardization efforts, Mike leads the Security, Privacy and Risk team for the Arizona Strategic Enterprise Technology (ASET) Office. With alignment to the State’s Strategic IT Plan, he ensures and enhances the State of Arizona’s security and safety.
Currently Mike is also the acting Chief Information Officer (CIO). Mike has stepped in to continue the incredible transformation and change that was started three years ago.
Mike’s responsibilities include identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining processes across the State to reduce IT risks. He is responsible for incident response, establishing appropriate standards and controls, and directing the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures. Mike is also instrumental in building relationships with a variety of partners including the MS-ISAC, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI.
Prior to his work for the State of Arizona, Mike served as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the State of Wisconsin and previously as the Chief Technical Officer for the State of Wisconsin’s Department of Justice. In addition, he was the State of Wisconsin’s advocate for security awareness representing a variety of industry committees including Wisconsin’s Cyber Terrorism task force.
Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin and remains an active member of the Arizona Fusion Center and the co-chair of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) SCADA work group.