Combs named Elizabeth Rogers as the new privacy chief at the Texas Comptroller’s office. Rogers joins the office from consulting firm Resources Global Professionals, where she was director of legal and regulatory services.
Rogers will be in charge of designing and updating privacy standards; performing risk reviews to identify exchanges of personally identifiable information between the agency and other entities or individuals; identifying new privacy risks and developing mitigation strategies; and collaborating with chief privacy officers at the state and federal level on privacy-related initiatives.
The Texas Comptroller also hired Jesse Rivera as the office’s new chief information security officer (CISO). Rivera was previous the CISO at the University of Texas-Pan American.
Rivera will oversee information technology security and risk assessment; direct cybersecurity audits and ensure technologies are in place to reduce risks of attacks; and work on network security architecture based on the agency’s business needs and security regulations.
The data breach at the Texas Comptroller’s, which is likely the largest such breach in state history, cost the office more than $1.8 million, according to preliminary estimates. Four employees were fired over the incident, including the head of information security.