Mr. LaPlante has been the CISO at the City of Houston since August of 2014 and has over 28 years of various IT-related experience in commercial, federal, DoD and Local Government. In his role as CISO for the City, he is responsible for carrying out the CIO and CISO assigned tasks for information security described in the Mayor's Executive Orders for Information Technology Governance and Information Technology Security. Some of the duties outlined include; establishing an office with the mission and resources for information security operations, security governance, security architecture and engineering, and cyber-threat analysis to assist in ensuring Citywide compliance with City security policies and procedures. The CISO also serves as the City Information System Risk Executive, responsible for ensuring that security risk-related considerations and risk management of individual information systems are consistent across the City, are reviewed from a City-wide and strategic goal perspective, and reflect the City’s information system risk tolerance affecting mission/business success.