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Michael Gregg, chief information security officer, has been awarded a 2023 Top 100 CISOs (C100) by CISOs Connect, an interactive community of trusted cyber peers and subject matter experts led by the top CISOs in North America. 

The C100 award shines a spotlight on the work that chief information security officers do – while singling out the exceptional group of security and business leaders who are both dedicated to honing their craft, and to training the next generation of professionals to follow in their distinguished paths. The 2023 awardees span across multiple industries that include top leaders in healthcare, finance, education, and retail, among others. Gregg is the only state CISO recognized this year.  

"When I see the progress the State of North Dakota has made in cyber security and the way we've moved the needle on cybersecurity, it makes me proud to be the State CISO and proud to be awarded an honor like this by the C100 judges," states Gregg.  

There were more than 700 nominations both self-submitted and submitted by third parties on behalf of CISOs who met the established criteria. Key benchmarks for consideration include service in the role of CISO or its equivalent at an end-user enterprise or organization for at least five years; involvement and leadership roles in professional organizations; and security-related volunteering, mentoring and activism.   

The full list of the 2023 C100 Award recipients can be found at: securitycurrent.com.

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