The Office of Information Technology (OIT) recently hosted cybersecurity leaders from Romania, in efforts to strengthen relationships and create strategies to fight cyber crime across the globe. The visit was made possible by the Alabama National Guard and its partnership with the Eastern European nation.
The commander of the Romanian Defense Staff’s Cyber Command, Brigadier General Costica Postolache, along with three other Romanian officers, spent time with OIT’s cybersecurity team to learn more about OIT’s efforts to keep Alabama safe from cyber threats. They also toured the Security Operations Center, the State of Alabama’s first centralized security operation.
BG Postolache is the first commander of the Romanian Defense Staff Cyber Command, which was formed in December of 2018.
While at OIT, the Romanian team presented Secretary Jim Purcell and Chief Information Security Officer Ryan Allen with gifts of appreciation for their time and hospitality. The Alabama National Guard also presented the Romanian visitors with special gifts to commemorate their visit to the state.