FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2014
Contact: Jean Pasco, (714) 834-7218, Jean.Pasco@ocgov.com
County Announces Naming of New Chief Information Security Officer
(Santa Ana, CA) —Chief Information Officer Christina Koslosky has announced the appointment of Keith Tresh as the County’s new chief information security officer.
Tresh is responsible for managing the County’s information security programs, which protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of all voice, data network, applications and computer infrastructure. His selection followed an open recruitment process.
“We are fortunate to have an established industry leader with both State and Federal experience leading our information security efforts,” Koslosky said. “With Keith’s direction, we will continue to safeguard data within our organization and on behalf of the Orange County residents we serve.”
Prior to joining the County of Orange, Tresh was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2011 to serve as the State of California’s chief information security officer. Previously he was director of the Office of Information Security at the California Technology Agency.
A retired Colonel, Tresh served in the United States Army and California National Guard (CNG) for more than 34 years, which included a combat tour in Iraq. Among numerous positions held, he was chief information officer for the CNG from 2006 to 2011.
A graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Tresh earned his Master of Science degree in national security and strategic studies in 2010. He also graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2002 with a master’s degree in computer information systems.
The CEO Office of Information Technology provides IT solutions across County departments and agencies for voice communications, network and Internet access, as well as server hosting and data center services. Key areas of focus for the department include implementation of a next-generation voice and network environment, further implementation of a managed services support model and the establishment of Countywide collaboration tools.