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Mike Lettman

Cybersecurity Advisor for Region 9,

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Mike Lettman has served on many cyber and security teams, task forces and committees over his career. He currently sits on the Governor’s Arizona Cyber Team (ACT), is a member of the Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center (ACTIC) and a member of the State of Arizona’s Cyber Disruption Planning Group.

Prior to his current role, Lettman was the chief information security officer (CISO) for the State of Arizona for 6 years and the CISO for the State of Wisconsin for 8 years. During this time, he has briefed four governors' offices, many adjutant generals and policy advisors on cyber issues, adversaries and threats. He has supported many high-level events such as the Super Bowl, state elections and inaugurations. In addition, he has organized multiple cyber exercises involving government entities, critical infrastructure private sector companies and the National Guard.


Lettman is a security evangelist and has spoken at many local and national events on the topic of cybersecurity. He has worked closely with the FBI, U.S. Secret Service and local law enforcement on many security investigations. He believes that security needs to be a part of an organization's workflow and should be a culture that is pushed from the top down. At the same time, he strongly believes that we all have to accept some risk, and security cannot be a deterrent to any organization that desires to take advantage of new technology to be competitive in the marketplace.


In his 20-minute Express Talk, Lettman will cover cyber-essentials, today's biggest threats to small businesses, best practices and (free!) resources available to ILMA members.

ILMA Express Talk: Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Saturday, April 22, 10:40 a.m – 11:05 a.m

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