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Christopher Buse

Assistant Commissioner for Information Security and CISO

Christopher Buse is the Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota. In this capacity, Chris is responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government.

Chris served as the Manager of Information Technology Audits for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor. During his 19 years as an auditor, Chris planned and oversaw information technology audit work done on large government computer systems. He also provided state-of-the-art technology tools and training for audit professionals. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Chris is active in many professional organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. He also sits on the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) International Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee, and has held numerous Board of Director positions in the Minnesota Chapter. Chris was awarded the 2008 Security Professional of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association's Minnesota Chapter.

Photograph of  Christopher  Buse
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