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Virtual Event: Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Local Government

Enhancing Local Cyber Resilience by Building a Robust Cyber Security Plan and Framework

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Start: 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET

Agenda Overview:

In the urgency to adapt to a virtual world, local municipalities are facing cyber security risks which threatens to drain funds, topple budgetary assumptions and leave communities without the services they have come to rely on. Cyber criminals also know that a successful cyber-attack on a local government will have an outsized impact, and that can increase the odds of a payout.

As the private industry beefs up security, hackers are now increasingly changing their tactics and targeting local governments. This has prompted many municipalities to begin upgrading their legacy IT systems and increasing their cyber security knowledge. However, is that enough? Cyber criminals are well aware that local government organizations often lack the resources to fully protect themselves from emerging threats.

Public Sector Network’s Mitigating Cyber Security Risks in Local Government Virtual Event will equip attendees with new strategies and processes to manage these ever-growing cyber security risks. Join us for practical tips that will help your municipality move from a responsive to a preventative approach.

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Key Takeaways:

Create a robust cybersecurity plan for your municipality  

Understand emerging technologies and how they can assist your municipality   with cyber risk management   

Find out how to protect your critical infrastructure and data from cyber threats when attacked  

Hear about effective cyber security best practices and training programs for the local government workforce 

Your Expert Speakers:

Sacha Blasiak-Priestley

Sacha Blasiak-Priestley

Director, Threat Management
City of Toronto

Dan Mathieson

Dan Mathieson

City of Stratford

Tim Dyke

Tim Dyke

Senior Infrastructure Security Analyst, Cybersecurity, Information Technology
City of Burnaby

Gordie Mah

Gordie Mah

Chief Information Security Officer
University of Alberta

Zella Phillips

Senior Counsel, IT and Corporate Law
Regional Municipality of York

David Balcar

David Balcar

Security Strategist

Sig Murphy

Senior Consulting Director

Lester Godsey

Chief Information Security Officer
Maricopa County, Arizona

Tony Anscombe

Tony Anscombe

Chief Security Evangelist
ESET Canada

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Agenda Highlights:

12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT
Welcome from PSN
12:10pm ET / 9:10am PT
Chair Opening: The cyber security landscape in local government
12:20pm ET / 9:20am PT
International Keynote: Taking Advantage of a Shared Mission: How Intelligence Sharing is Critical Amongst Local Government
12:35pm ET / 9:35am PT
Partner Session: Anticipating and Mitigating Cyber Risk
12:50pm ET / 9:50am PT
Government Case Study: Business Application Resilience – Overview
1:05pm ET / 10:05am PT
Government Case Study: Lived Experience of a Municipal Cyber Attack & Lessons Learned - The City of Stratford Experience
1:20pm ET / 10:20am PT
Refreshment Break
1:25pm ET / 10:25am PT
Partner Session: Improving Cyber Security Monitoring
1:40pm ET / 10:40am PT
Panel Session: Cybersecurity Best Practices for Municipalities
2:15pm ET / 11:15am PT
End of session


Complimentary to attend

For Public Sector only

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