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Author Profile -  Kevin Dickey

Kevin D. Dickey is the Deputy CIO and Chief Information Security Officer for Contra Costa County.  He has over 34 years of government experience in the field of Information Technology. He currently oversees the Contra Costa County Information Security Program for the County�s 38 Departments to ensure consistent rollout of this County-wide Program and was the first Information Security Officer in a California County Government (58 Counties) Kevin pioneered the formation of a State-wide Information Security Forum through the California County Information Services Directors Association (CCISDA) to ensure that all California County�s have the ability to build and maintain a uniform Information Security Program.  He is also the Co-Chair for the establishment of California State standards for Electronic Health Information Exchange (E-HIE) let by the California Privacy and Security Advisory Board (CalPSAB).  He was a member of The Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) which is a Public-Private Partnership consisting of the American states and Canadian provinces of Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the Yukon. PNWER's mission is to foster sustainable economic development throughout the entire region in the event of any disruption due to manmade or nature disaster.  He has been a regular speaker or panel member at various seminars for many years, discussing the issues such as Continuity Planning, Information Security Program �Best Practices�, HIPAA and Privacy of Government Controlled Information.  Kevin was also the first �Security Counsel� in the premier edition of Chief Security Officer (CSO) magazine, was on the Editorial Advisory Board for SC Magazine and has been published in many industry and government periodicals.

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