The public sector is getting hit hard with cyber breaches and cyber extortion. There are several school districts, cities, andlocal governmentsdealing with attacks as you read this.
Ransomwareand crypto-mining are ever-present threats forschools, emergency services, utilities, and any other publicly funded organization.
How do we begin to solve the challenges facing our local critical services, and lower the risk for public organizations?
Cybersecurity Threats Facing the Public Sector
Critical Insight's founder and CISOMike Hamiltongave the keynote to a group of IT leaders in the public sector. In the 90-minute session, he provided recommendations on weathering the coming storms, including how to find funding sources for local government cybersecurity controls.
This keynote presentation was recorded on April 19, 2019, on the final day at the Association of County and City Information Systems (ACCIS) Spring Conference 2019. This year marks Mike’s 10-year anniversary speaking at ACCIS conferences; he was awarded Member of the Year by ACCIS in 2011.
About the Association of County and City Information Systems (ACCIS)
ACCIS is an organization composed of the IT practitioners, CIOs, and affiliate members of local governments within Washington state, including state agencies, districts, commissions, and ports. The association serves as a communication link between the Information Systems functions of the member agencies, and they represent local government interests to state officials.
ACCIS is also focused on membership awareness of legislation affecting data processing operations and technology, and education for county and city officers on roles and responsibilities of information systems departments. You can learn more about ACCIShere.