Consero is honored to announce that Elayne Starkey will be joining the Forum faculty for Consero’s Government IT Forum 2012.

Elayne Starkey is the Chief Security Officer for the State of Delaware/Department of Technology and Information (DTI), where she is responsible for the protection of information assets from high consequence events, including cyber and physical terrorism, and natural disasters. Ms. Starkey is the Chair of the Delaware Information Security Officer Team and a member of the Governor’s Homeland Security Council.  She has been a member of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) since it was founded in 2003. She is a member of the MS-ISAC Executive Board and a past co-chair of the Education and Awareness work group. Ms. Starkey is also a member of National Association of Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) Security and Privacy Committee, the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), and a 2011 Computer Week’s Federal 100 winner. Ms. Starkey was previously the Chief Technology Officer at DTI and the Chief Information Officer for the Delaware Department of Public Safety. Ms. Starkey has private sector software engineering experience at Xerox Corporation in Rochester, NY, and Perdue Farms, Inc. in Salisbury, MD. Ms. Starkey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Math, and Business Administration from James Madison University and a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology with concentrations in Software Engineering and Data Communications.

Ms. Starkey was selected in 2012 as one of the 10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security by