COLCHESTER, Vt. -- Well-known IT executive and former CIO for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Curtis M. Wood has been announced as Executive Director for the 2023-2024 State, Local, and Higher Education (SLED) Cybersecurity Priorities Report (CPR). As the only industry report dedicated to the unique needs and insights of the SLED market, the CPR is informed by interviews, analysis, and research into the initiatives and activities of leaders in the SLED marketplace. NuHarbor Security published the inaugural CPR last year.
“The 2022 CPR created more SLED leadership interest and attention than we had expected,” said Jack Danahy, VP of Strategy and Innovation at NuHarbor Security and former CPR leader. “As masthead sponsors, we believe the best way to capitalize on that exposure is to put the report in the hands of a recognized leader. Curt’s experience in Massachusetts, his national reputation, and his personal knowledge of the challenges facing the SLED community make him the perfect person to direct this year’s report.”
Wood served as Massachusetts’ CIO from 2018 to January 2023, capping a distinguished 40-year career with the Commonwealth. As a Cabinet Secretary, he oversaw the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS), which included the strategy and operations of both IT and cybersecurity for the Commonwealth’s executive branch and agencies.
“Since meeting with Justin Fimlaid and the team from NuHarbor, I’ve been impressed with their commitment to the SLED space and to improving cybersecurity awareness and defense,” Wood said. “I’m acutely aware of the specific challenges SLED leaders face and am confident that this report will continue to drive meaningful change and new insights in the upcoming report.”
The annual SLED CPR provides quantitative and qualitative data identifying the unique needs, challenges, and trends among SLED cybersecurity leaders. It fosters awareness and community development across the SLED community as organizations work to ensure the availability and integrity of services relied upon by their users. The newest edition of the report will launch in early 2024.
NuHarbor is an established national cybersecurity services firm, combining experience from a portfolio of hundreds of clients with the very best security technologies available. We deliver white glove, managed security programs that are the most comprehensive in the market from compliance to premium 24×7 security operations coverage. We make cybersecurity stronger and easier for our clients in state and local government, higher education, finance, healthcare, and insurance helping them better understand and protect themselves. Learn more at nuharborsecurity.com.