Chief Information Security Officer
Aaron Call, the state’s Chief Information Security Officer, leads Minnesota’s efforts to leverage innovative and cost-effective solutions in order to minimize risks to government data and systems.
Aaron began his career while pursuing his undergraduate degree in criminal justice and attending law school at Southern Illinois University. Attending school and working part-time as a police officer and IT consultant, Aaron taught himself the basics of information security. After completing his education, he took a job managing an intrusion detection and analysis team at Scott Air Force Base.
Since then, Aaron’s work in information security has taken him across the nation to lead secure design, governance, and operations programs in private-sector and government organizations. Aaron’s previous role found him designing and building the security program for a tech start-up that manufactured and owned data centers around the globe, equipping the company’s clients for network warfare against the most advanced global adversaries.
Aaron came onboard at Minnesota IT Services in 2014, taking on the role of Director of Information Security. Aaron’s work focused on facilitating the smooth consolidation of different security operations within the state, pinpointing efficiency opportunities, and helping Minnesota IT Services deliver superior security services to our partner agencies. He became Minnesota’s Chief Information Security Officer in November 2017.
Committed to the larger Minnesota community, Aaron lends his expertise to CompTIA’s Technical Advisory Council, Minneapolis Community and Technical College’s ITEC advisory committee, and serves as an Advisory Board Member for the Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis. In his free time, he enjoys patronizing local coffee shops, reading, and bicycling around Saint Paul with his wife and two children.