Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity at #MACoCon

On Wednesday afternoon of MACo’s Winter Conference, be sure to attend our panel on cybersecurity basics.  

Recent history has shown cybersecurity to be one of the most fundamental functions of local government. In Maryland, counties are central to delivering public service. This vigorous service delivery requires a robust information infrastructure, and that infrastructure is susceptible to attack. How a local government treats cybersecurity means the difference between uninterrupted service delivery or having the basic functions of government come to a screeching halt.

Title: Back to Basics: What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

Description: Cybersecurity threats are on the rise globally, and it is increasingly hard to open any news sources and not see a story about a hacking or severe ransomware attack. Counties are especially at risk due to the outsized role they play in providing public services – their servers are a treasure trove of personal data and sensitive information. Speakers will discuss effective cybersecurity efforts and strategies, including additional funding sources. Join this session to be sure your county is doing everything it can to protect your constituents’ data.


  • Douglas L. Krinsky, J.P. Morgan
  • Chip Stewart, Chief Information Security Officer, MDoIT
  • Kevin Kearney, Chief Information Security Officer, Baltimore City

Moderator: The Honorable Pat Young, Maryland House of Delegates; Incoming Baltimore County Council Member

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 4, 2023; 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

MACo’s Winter Conference, “Hit the Ground Running,” will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, MD from January 4-6, 2023 (with a pre-conference orientation for new county officials on January 3).

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