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Technology Leadership March 9, 2022 Standing Panel

March 09, 2022 @ 10:00:00 am - March 09, 2022 @ 11:30:00 am
Eastern Time (ET)
Cybersecurity Leadership – What Senior Public Managers Need to Know and Ask

Chair Dr. Alan Shark, Vice President Public Sector, CompTIA and Associate Professor of the Schar School, George Mason University

Vice Chair Dr. Theresa A. Pardo, Associate Vice President for Research and Economic Development and Special Assistant to the President, University of Albany

Cybersecurity threats pose one of the greatest risks to public sector organizations. The trendline for cyber-attacks, both in frequency and complexity, is increasing at an alarming rate. Leaders must recognize their unique role in preparing their organizations to understand the threat from and the evolving nature of cyber-attacks. Creating readiness to respond to cybersecurity threats must start at the top; but few leaders are prepared to address this challenge. This session will discuss the evolving nature of cybersecurity threats and provide practical advice about creating capability to manage risk, leaving attendees with a rich list of take-aways and resources.

10:00 to 10:15 am: Welcome and Standing Panel Business (Planned activities for 2022)

10:15 to 11:00 am: Panel
  • Dan Lohrmann, Field Chief information Security Officer (CISO) for Public Sector & Client Advisor, Presidio and co-author of Cyber Mayday & The Day After.
  • Meghan E. Cook, Program Director, Center for Technology in Government, and Project Director and co-author of the recently released publication, Cybersecurity Primer for Local Government Leaders.
  • John Gilligan, President and CEO, Center for Internet Security and former CIO for the United States Air Force and US Department of Energy.

11:00 to 11:30 am Discussion
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