Cybersecurity in an Uncertain World: New Ways to Confront New Ransomware Threats
04/28/2020 10:00 am PDT

- Deborah Snyder, Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

- Lee Imrey, Cybersecurity Advisor, Splunk

- Dan Lohrmann, CSO an Chief Strategist, Security Mentor, Inc. (moderator)

State and local governments today face unprecedented threats to network security. Foreign hackers, ransomware attacks and other forms of malware have skyrocketed in recent years, costing governments millions of dollars in productivity. And these attacks don’t just cost money – they can potentially sideline hospitals, cripple emergency response efforts, and even shut down vital public infrastructure such as dams, energy grids and transit systems. The near-national lockdown in response to COVID-19 has exacerbated these threats, exposing governments to new vulnerabilities and even greater risks. Remote workers are more susceptible to phishing scams and other email hacks. And with tens of thousands of public employees suddenly working from home – often using their own devices on unsecured wireless networks – government systems are ripe for attack. In this extremely high-pressure time, it’s never been more important for governments to get it right on cybersecurity. This critical webinar on April 28 at 10:00am PT/1:00pm ET will explore the latest emerging cyberthreats, and the strategies, best practices and technological tools that states and cities are using to meet the challenge.