Missouri CISO honored with national award for work in cybersecurity

Michael Roling (FireEye)

Missouri Chief Information Security Officer Michael Roling took honors at this year’s SANS Institute Difference Makers Awards along with seven states and their cybersecurity teams. 

The SANS Institute, an organization focused on cybersecurity education, honored Roling along with eight other winners in a Tuesday announcement of the awards. The organization uses the opportunity to recognize private and public sector IT security experts skilled at attack prevention, the creation of new defense techniques and state officials who have helped to cultivate the next generation of cyber security talent.

SANS Institute’s John Pescatore said the winners represented a diverse makeup of innovators that reflect the latest developments in cybersecurity.

“The nominations for the 2017 SANS Difference Maker Awards represent some interesting trends in cybersecurity,” Pescatore said in a press release. “From more innovative methods to increase the cybersecurity talent pool to creative, low-cost ways of finding and fixing vulnerabilities, this year’s winners have demonstrated they

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