Christopher Ballister

Chris Ballister is an Associate Partner for IBM in the Cybersecurity & Privacy Service Area. His work focuses on the relationship of information security, IT governance, privacy, and risk management supporting the C-Suite throughout the public sector. Chris has served in government at the senior executive level as both a deputy and Chief Information Officer at the US House, White House, and Office of Inspector General at Health and Human Services.

Weekly Round-up: May 31, 2013

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Information: To Share and Protect, Part 2

To commemorate Data Privacy Day, this blog post addresses the Privacy Controls; the first addressed the Information Sharing Strategy (http://www.businessofgovernment.org/blog/business-government/information...); and a third will discuss the necessary linkages between the two.

Integrating Privacy and Security: The US Government Steps Forward

The US government recently took a noteworthy step toward strengthening security and privacy, issuing a roadmap for how to make such improvements real and achievable.

 

Government IT and September 11 – Recollections and Continuances

Former head of the OMB's Information Policy and Technology discusses three ways his office was affected by and responded to September 11, 2001.

How can we retain privacy when doing business online?

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) at the Commerce Department recently held a workshop to discuss how protection of personal information can be made a key implementation element in the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC). The meeting discussed steps that Government and industry can take to develop and implement privacy-friendly policy and technology as a priority in the way we identify ourselves online.

IT Governance, Risk Management, Security & Privacy – a Perspective for the C-Suite

Today, more than ever, with the increasing number of cybersecurity attacks on government organizations and threats of data breaches to the privacy of government officials and their staffs, and government contractor staffs, strong IT Governance based on sound IT risk management is critical to restoring confidence in the security and privacy protections provided by our Federal Government.  This is no longer purely an IT technology issue but an issue that must be addressed at the top layers of government – from the “overseers” of IT policy (e.g., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), National

A Roadmap for Implementing and Improving IT Governance

As previously discussed, all Federal departments/agencies were charged with establishing an IT Governance program per OMB Memorandum M-09-02.

Weekly Roundup March 25, 2016

Do health IT and privacy rules need a refresh? Training and definitions may prove the modest start of national health IT improvement, though lawmakers signaled skepticism even as they acknowledged problems in the current regime. "We haven't realized the full potential of health IT for every person in this country," acknowledged National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Dr.

Protecting Privacy and Security

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