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Andy Bennett

State of Texas
Deputy CISO
Andy Bennett is a boot wearin’ native Texan who serves the State of Texas as the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer. He has a diverse IT background covering 22 years of experience in roles across the enterprise and in a variety of sectors including government, banking, higher education, applied research, oil and gas, law enforcement, Fortune 500 consulting services, and more. He specializes in incident response, investigations, and change efforts and has a passion for security. He is the primary author of the State of Texas’ incident response redbook template and is involved in strategic planning and rulemaking at the statewide level. His professional philosophy is “Show works better than tell, every time.”