Jamaica Plain's Gregory McCarthy was recently named Boston's first-ever Chief Information Security Officer, and will lead the city's cybersecurity team. "I'm proud to welcome Gregory to a leadership position in our Department of Innovation and Technology, which works to utilize technology in the best and smartest ways possible to make residents lives better," said Boston Mayor Marty Walsh via press release. McCarthy's appointment elevates his previous role to protect Boston's technology platforms and data from from cyber threats. Since joining the city's cybersecurity team in 2010, McCarthy has managed the implementation of numerous information security solutions and helped develop Boston's first Cybersecurity Awareness Program for employees. In his new role, McCarthy will continue to lead efforts to strengthen the cybersecurity capabilities across Boston and further the team's mission through modernizing technology, partnerships, and regular training. "Cybersecurity is something we clearly have to take seriously, and there are always new challenges ahead; a humbling reminder that our work in this field is never done," said McCarthy via press release.