Anupam Srivastava leads the team that provides information security and privacy services to the state. The team’s mission is to support the productivity, innovation, and organizational objectives of the state to provide secure services to the people of Ohio.
As the state’s chief information security officer (CISO), Srivastava oversees the development of technologies, policies, standards, architecture, information, and solutions to enhance the privacy and security of Ohio's data and systems. While serving as the state’s CISO, Srivastava implemented the security infrastructure to support a remote/hybrid workforce, rolled out enterprise multifactor authentication, improved the cybersecurity posture of the state and incident response planning efforts, developed numerous enterprise security services that protect against threats and vulnerabilities, partnered with the federal government and other entities to ensure alignment with national security and privacy standards, and supported the adoption of a state cybersecurity apprenticeship program.
CISO Srivastava previously served in a variety of roles at the state, including an agency CISO and a director of infrastructure. In these positions, he was responsible for environments that hosted business critical systems, requiring high availability, and for securing and achieving regulatory compliance for multiple sensitive systems.
Prior to his state service, CISO Srivastava held progressive roles at a large software organization and was in charge of delivering stable and secure product releases. In addition, he led the customer support group with a mission to provide outstanding service.
CISO Srivastava holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical and computer engineering, and earned industry certifications in Information Security (CISSP) and Project Management (PMP).