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Claudia V Escobar

Information Security Professional

Work experience


Sep 2015Present

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

Direct Supervisor-Edward Block, Chief Information Security Officer Assists the Texas State's Chief Information Security Officer in establishing appropriate governance for oversight, development and implementation of information security strategies, policies and procedures for statewide implementation. Assists the State CISO in developing statewide plans, standards and guidelines to address new security technology issues and trends. In charge of the coordination of state inter-agency security communication and information sharing including technical and governance security advisement and customer service engagement. Coordinating federal and state information sharing and collaboration for cybersecurity response.


Oct 2013Aug 2015

Security Program Manager

Security Program Manager


Aug 2011Oct 2013

Information Security Officer

Direct Supervisor-Rudy Montoya, CIO/ Division Chief. Responsible to define the direction and posture of the Information Security for the Agency. Oversee and manage, security disciplines including: Governance, Security Architecture, Policies and Compliance, Security Management Operations, Awareness and Education, Risk Management, Contingency Planning and Monitor and Audits. Information Security Evangelist for Admin and Legal Divisions. Provide strategic leadership on enterprise security and work with different areas of IT to deploy technical security that complies with the Agency standards. Implementation and administer the information security program for the OAG Administrative & Legal(A&L) Divisions. Lead the Information Security Team with a mission to provide guidance, promote and preserve an environment that protects confidentiality, integrity and availability of A&L divisions Information Resources. Lead the Information Protection Workgroup Agency wide(Security and Privacy Governance group) to define, and decide on security and privacy controls. Assist Information Resources Manager(IRM) to manage the Incident Response agency wide program. Participate in security investigations and compliance reviews. Work with A&L Divisions on risk assessments to find and agree on an acceptable risk level for their applications. Work with General Counsel Division on contracts and legal documents regarding information security and privacy. Research, plan, assess the risk and recommend new security initiatives, including developing business cases for security investments. Oversight and management of audit finding remediation, generating requirements for full remediation, providing feedback and suggestions on managerial responses to findings, and tracking progress and providing status for reporting purposes. Advisory role in application development or acquisition projects to assess security requirements and controls and to ensure that security controls are implemented as planned. Implementation of Security Controls based on different environments(Public and Community Clouds). Implementation of S-SDCL.


May 2007Jul 2011

Director of Computing and Information Services

Laredo TX Director of Computing and Information Services /Information Security Officer


Mar 2000May 2007

Network Administrator

Laredo, TX Network Administrator- Direct Supervisor: Joe Pena, Director of Information Technology-956-721.5312 Responsible for the supervision, design, implementation, and support of technical projects and operational initiatives. Supervision of College's LAN/WAN, firewalls, IDS, IPS, web filter solutions, wireless solutions, audit responses, risk assessments for information resources on two campuses in Laredo. Provide direction for the maintenance of network, data, and security services. Responsible for the analysis and implementation of technical controls, design of the network, and wireless technologies. Perform vulnerability scans using vendor utility tools. Monitor security audit trails and intrusion detection system logs for system and network anomalies. Approve user access processes to ensure integrity of the system. Administer access controls to systems issuing, protecting, changing and revoking passwords Develop technical and risk assessments, evaluate integration of new initiatives Implement, enforce and communicate Security policies and/or system plans for software applications, hardware and telecom. Perform product evaluations, recommend and implement products/services for network area. RAVISA DISTRIBUTION CENTER Laredo, TX


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Rudy Montoya

Chief Information Officer

Texas Attorney General

Office:  512.769.7211

Mobile: 512.470.8746

Email: [email protected]