The MassCyberCenter will hold the fourth annual Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit on May 8 in Worcester.

The free event is for municipal leaders, first responders, utility providers, IT personnel, schools, and local stakeholders. Attendees can learn how to tackle emerging threats, bolster defenses, and respond to cybersecurity incidents in their city or town.

This year’s event features an interactive tabletop exercise workshop where attendees can practice cyber incident response actions, attend a showcase of the Municipal Security Operations Center (SOC) portal, and engage with cybersecurity experts.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester. Registration is available online.

The MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative created the annual Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit for the state’s 351 municipalities to help municipal leaders, schools, first responders, utility providers, and IT personnel improve cybersecurity programs in their city or town.

Resources from the MassCyberCenter for cities and towns include:
Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity, a framework for helping Massachusetts municipalities improve their cybersecurity posture and protect their municipality from cyberattacks using people, process, and technology
• Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Resiliency Roadmap, which provides cities and towns with a path to creating strong, robust cybersecurity cultures and programs, with services, resources, and guidance (download PDF)