DoITT’s Security Cloud, Chief Information Security Officer Receives 2012 InformationWeek Government IT Innovators Award

On September 12, 2012, DoITT’s Associate Commissioner and Chief Information Security Officer, Dan Srebnick, was named an InformationWeek Government IT Innovator for the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications’ (DoITT) McAfee Internet Security Cloud.

Through a five-year license agreement that DoITT negotiated with McAfee, the City is receiving consolidated security including encryption, application whitelisting, vulnerability management, change control, and mobile device management. DoITT worked with McAfee to deploy the cloud services and leverage threat analytics to support 70,000 end users from 47 agencies. The agreement is estimated to save the City $18 million when compared with previous costs. Through McAfee, DoITT currently administers security services for workstations and servers at 50 City agencies, which includes visibility into security status and access to threat analysis capabilities. 

Dan Srebnick is an Associate Commissioner with the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and is the City’s Chief Information Security Officer. He and his team are responsible for an information security program across all City agencies that includes operational security, planning, policy and standards, application accreditation, information security auditing, and identity and access management. He has had a 30 year career in City government across multiple City agencies, including almost 20 years with the New York City Police Department and time in financial services.

InformationWeek's Government IT Innovators awards, now in its fourth year, recognize local, state, and federal agencies for their innovative use of information technology.

Visit Information Week for additional details on the 2012 Government Innovators.