Cybersecurity on a Shoestring Budget

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Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger will moderate a session on cybersecurity at the MACo Summer Conference.

While the federal government works on big-picture solutions, state and local government agencies are under tremendous pressure to secure critical data, infrastructure and services.

The massive amount of valuable data housed by county agencies — Social Security and driver’s license numbers, credit card information, and health-care records, to name a few — is an attractive target for cybercriminals seeking financial gain.

In a General Session at MACo’s upcoming Summer Conference, cybersecurity leaders will describe where counties can make progress toward better cyber protection, even under these circumstances. Subjects will include employee training and leveraging cost-effective tools and partnership opportunities to maintain data integrity.

    • Speakers:
      • Parham Eftekhari, Co-Founder, Sr. Fellow, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology
      • Charles Ames, Director, Statewide Security Services, Maryland Department of Information Technology
      • Kevin Moran, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center Partner Liaison
      • Joe Klausner, Technology Services Director, Calvert County Government
      • Brian Hubbard, Founder, Evolved Cyber, Member, Cybersecurity Association of Maryland Inc.
      • Sandy Vandebult, Chief Information Officer, KnowBe4, Inc.
    • Moderator: The Honorable C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, U.S. House of Representatives
    • Date/Time: Friday, August 19, 2016; 9:00 am- 10:30 am
    • Place: Ocean City Convention Center

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