#MACoCon Must: Maximizing Your Cybersecurity Cash

At MACo’s Winter Conference, an expert panel will share best practices for counties to maximize the return on state and federal cybersecurity investments.

Hackers are increasingly targeting states and local governments with sophisticated cyberattacks. Securing government information systems is critical, as a cyber intrusion can be very disruptive, jeopardizing sensitive information, public safety, and essential services. Now, more than ever, it is critical for counties to get the most from f state and federal cybersecurity funds.

Maximizing Your Cybersecurity Cash

Budgets are tight, but the ever-growing cyber threat landscape jeopardizes sensitive information, public safety, and the delivery of essential services. Now more than ever, counties must bolster cybersecurity and prioritize cyber resilience through collaborative efforts to identify, protect against, detect, and respond to malicious cyber threats. In this session, an expert panel will discuss the current threat landscape, offer guidance on priority investments, explain how counties can leverage economies of scale to reduce costs, and share best practices for maximizing the return on state and federal cybersecurity funding opportunities. 


  • Netta Squires, Director of Local Cybersecurity, Maryland Department of Information Technology
  • Greg Rogers, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Maryland
  • Brigadier General Adam Flasch, Director, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
  • Marcia Deppen, Director, Consequence Management Directorate, Maryland Department of Emergency Management

Moderator: Ben Yelin, Program Director, Public Policy & External Affairs, UMD Center for Health and Homeland Security

Date/Time: December 7, 2023; 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The 2023 MACo Winter Conference is December 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

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