Rob Main State Chief Risk Officer Rob Main joined the N.C. Department of Information Technology in November 2017 and presently serves as state chief risk officer. In that role, he supports the NCDIT secretary in providing leadership to develop, deliver and maintain cybersecurity programs that safeguard North Carolina’s information and supporting infrastructure against unauthorized use, disclosure, modification, damage or loss. Previously at NCDIT, Main served for two and a half years as deputy state chief risk officer before being named interim state chief risk officer in June 2021. He was named state chief risk officer in October 2021. With more than 23 years of IT leadership for the state of North Carolina, Main has served in various other capacities, including chief information officer for the N.C. Department of Military and Veteran Affairs, N.C. Office of State Human Resources and N.C. Department of Insurance. Additionally, Main served 25 years in the military – first, on active duty with the U.S. Air Force as a communications and computer systems programmer. He also served with the N.C. Air National Guard as a logistics readiness officer from August 1998 until his military retirement in April 2015. Main holds an associate degree in computer science from the Community College of the Air Force, a bachelor’s degree in computer science and business administration from Troy University, a Master of Business Administration from East Carolina University and a Certified Government Chief Information Officer certification from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.