Company: California Information Security Office (CISO)
Title: State Chief Information Security Officer
Michele Robinson was appointed Director of the California Office of Information Security (OIS) and State Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) by Gov. Jerry Brown in May 2013. Robinson joined OIS in 2007 and assumed the position of Acting Director in February 2013, where she served as the liaison to federal, State and local government on cyber security policies and issues. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Deputy CISO and was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of OIS and the statewide information security program, including enterprise policy development, disaster recovery planning, incident management, and compliance. From 2007 to 2010, Robinson served as Assistant CISO managing the statewide enterprise incident management program and effecting several significant policies. Prior to joining OIS, Robinson served as the CISO and Privacy Officer for the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board (CUIAB) for nearly 5 years.
Prior to her appointment with CUIAB she worked for the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) for 8 years, serving on policy development, new program implementation, business process reengineering and system design and integration committees, and representing DCA and its constituent board and bureau programs at task force meetings, board meetings and special meetings with control agencies and members of the Legislature. Robinson has 10 years of experience in the finance and credit industry where she has held manager, supervisor, and fraud investigator positions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in information systems from the University of San Francisco, and CISSP, CISM, CIPP/US, and CIPP/IT certifications.