The Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7, as part of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month.

This free event, created by the MassCyberCenter at the Mass Tech Collaborative, is designed to help municipal leaders, first responders, utility providers, and IT personnel improve cybersecurity programs in their city or town.

Cybersecurity experts from state and federal organizations and the private sector will provide a better understanding of current cybersecurity issues and practical ideas for improving cybersecurity.

Highlighting the evolving federal policy and available security resources to support local initiatives, the summit will feature keynotes from state and federal officials, updates on cyber threat actors, an overview on the risks of ransomware, and a workshop to build a better cybersecurity program for local communities.

The summit will be held on EventMobi, a dynamic virtual event platform that will provide opportunities for attendees to engage directly with each other and network throughout the event. Attendees may schedule private networking meetings.

The summit is made possible through a Department of Homeland Security State-Share Grant awarded to the MassCyberCenter last October.

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