Texas cybersecurity chief question and answer

Last month, the Texas Department of Information Resources appointed Brian Engle as the state’s cybersecurity coordinator.

He had been the DIR’s chief information security officer, or CISO, since March. Before that, he was CISO for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission and CISO for Austin-based Temple-Inland Inc., which was acquired by International Paper Co. in 2012.

Austin Business Journal asked about his plans for the new position:

ABJ: Could you explain exactly what your job will entail?

Engle: The first role is the state of Texas chief information security officer. Fundamentally, my job in this role is to help state agencies implement security programs that will effectively protect information systems and agency data from cybersecurity threats.