Virtual Event: Government Cyber Insights USA – Summer Edition

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Government Cyber Insights – Summer Edition

Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Online at 12:00-2:40pm EST

Event Overview

Adapting for a More Resilient Enterprise in the Next Normal

It was not too long-ago that governments could have robust discussions regarding technology without even mentioning cybersecurity. Today, government institutions have substantial assets and value manifested in digital form, and they are deeply intertwined with remote technology networks. Many acknowledge the serious threats that cyberattacks pose to the public sector; but cybersecurity is no longer something just for technologists to think about. In 2022, it is the responsibility of all team members regardless of their title.

Cybersecurity has always been a never-ending race, but the rate of change is accelerating. The Public Sector is continuing to innovate, which requires investments in technology. Now, we are layering more systems into networks to support remote work, enhancing the customer experience, and generating additional value for the public; all of which creates potential new vulnerabilities. How do you address privacy awareness? What barriers exist to true ransomware defense? And how to mitigate broad based cybersecurity risk?

These are among the questions we will explore at Public Sector Network’s Virtual Event: Government Cyber Insights: Summer Edition. We will spotlight industry thought leaders and their cyber defense initiatives from across the United States.


Benefits of Attending

Gather insight from public sector thought leaders on topics as privacy awareness, ransomware, and mitigating cybersecurity risks

Discuss best practices for top-notch cybersecurity measures to prevent data breaches and online frauds

Best practices to build a cyber resilient workforce

How to maximize your cybersecurity investment with an outcome driven approach

Your Inspiring Speakers:

Ray Yepes Chief Information Security Officer State of Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

Ray Yepes
Chief Information Security Officer
State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Chris Letterman Chief Information Security Officer State of Alaska, Department of Administration

Chris Letterman
Chief Information Security Officer
State of Alaska, Department of Administration

Jenny Hedderman State Risk Counsel Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Jenny Hedderman
State Risk Counsel
Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Anthony Rodgers Director of Technology Transformation Services State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget

Anthony Rodgers
Director of Technology
Transformation Services

State of Michigan
Department of Technology,
Management & Budget


William Chumley Chief Customer Officer State of Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology

William Chumley
Chief Customer Officer
State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

Whitney Phillips State Privacy Officer State of Utah

Whitney Phillips
State Privacy Officer
State of Utah

Key Sessions

Government KeynotePanel DiscussionGovernment Case StudyPanel Discussion

Risk & Reward: Cybersecurity and Privacy Awareness

Privacy awareness is a crucial component of cyber protection for the public sector – as it helps to define the overall privacy culture in an organization. Mechanisms in place will help to educate employees about the importance of protecting personal data and the potential consequences of not doing so.

  • Speaking to Leadership about the importance of cyber and privacy protections
  • Ascertaining your cyber perimeter
  • Developing a risk-based approach to mitigation.
  • Budgeting for Cybersecurity/Privacy/Insurance
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity Internal Controls

Jenny Hedderman, Esq., State Risk Counsel, Comptroller of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Your Data Has Been Kidnapped: Should You Pay the Ransom?

Ransomware attacks have increased dramatically since the beginning of the pandemic. The Colonial Pipeline paid hackers $4.4 million in ransom for a decryption tool that restored oil operations, despite FBI and DHS recommendations that companies avoid paying ransoms. The CEO went before congress to explain that the ransom had to be paid (due to the effects of a declining fuel supply), but it remains a controversial solution.

In the current threat landscape, preparing for cyberattacks and building resilience against hackers must become part of the public sector’s infrastructure. But what should the government do in the case of an attack when its own systems and data are on the line?

Abel Abeyta, Chief Information Security Officer, State of New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department

Chris Letterman, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Alaska, Department of Administration

How to Approach Cybersecurity Through a New Lense

The State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology has made cybersecurity resilience a top priority. The full scope of cybersecurity needs to be examined. This includes ransomware, infrastructure, risk identification, and your data management. The solution is to approach this with a new lense, anticipating the emerging cyberthreats of the future and understanding the mechanisms today that Colorado can use. Join Ray Yepes, Chief Information Security Officer, and William Chumley, Chief Customer Officer as they provide insight into how consider different approaches to cybersecurity.

Ray Yepes, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

William Chumley, Chief Customer Officer, State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology

It is a Team Sport: How the Public Sector Can Combat Cybersecurity Risks

News of data breaches and online frauds has become a matter of regular occurrence, which serves as a constant reminder that leadership needs to involve the entire team in a strategy for preventing cyber intrusions.

Moreover, successful cyber-attacks are often the result of insider mistakes, such as through phishing emails or business email compromise.

The panel will discuss ways to guard against cybersecurity threats:

  • Create a culture of cybersecurity awareness – Employees should be empowered with the skills they need to be proactive and ready to face increasing threats.
  • Establish a cybersecurity council – How your agency can gain insights from others to formulate your own public sector policies.
  • Cybersecurity Insurance – Perspectives, value, outcomes, and alternatives

Anthony Rodgers, Director of Technology Transformation Services, State of Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget

Whitney Phillips, State Privacy Officer, State of Utah

Your Registration

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve resident services

On-Demand Content

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“The presentations and selected topics were awesome. The facilitators were also great.”
City of Edmontom

“Great panel. Presenters were concise and displayed mastery over the subject.”
City of St. Catharines

“This event provided information that was both timely and relevant.”
Town of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands

Event Partners

For partnership opportunities, contact Neil Ashman for more information.