HIMSS Minnesota Advocacy Program

January 23, 10:00am, UTC - 12:00pm, UTC

Poor Richard's Commonhouse

8301 Normandale Blvd.
Bloomington, MN  55437

5pm - Registration Begins

6pm - Speaker Presentation - Chris Buse


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Join the HIMSS MN Chapter for our annual Advocacy and Networking Event with special guest speaker Chris Buse, CISO with the State of Minnesota.  Registration begins at 5pm and at 6pm Chris will be presenting and share discussion with members about continuous vulnerability management.  The presentation will be followed with Networking Reception amongst your peers.



Christopher Buse 

CISO, State of Minnesota

Christopher Buse

Christopher Buse serves as Assistant Commissioner and Chief  Information Security Officer for the State of Minnesota's central technology agency, known as MN.IT Services. In this capacity, Christopher is responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise security architecture for state government. He also oversees other technology leadership services, including enterprise architecture, geospatial information systems, product and procurement standards, and project and portfolio management oversight.


Before accepting this position in MN.IT Services, Christopher served as the Manager of Information Technology Audits for the Minnesota Office of the Legislative Auditor. During his 19 years as an auditor, Christopher planned and oversaw information technology audit work done on large government computer systems.

Christopher Buse graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. Since graduation, he has supplemented his accounting degree with numerous computer science and management information systems courses. Christopher is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Christopher is active in many professional organizations and currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Multi State Information Sharing and Analysis Center. He also Chairs the Information Systems Audit and Control Association's Government Relations and Advocacy Committee for North America, and has held numerous Board of Director positions in the Minnesota Chapter. Christopher was awarded the 2008 Security Professional of the Year by the Information Systems Security Association's Minnesota Chapter.