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Lt. Gov. Kim Driscoll and Technology Services and Security Secretary Jason Snyder, the state’s chief information officer, will be keynote speakers at the third annual Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 5 in Worcester.
The MassCyberCenter’s free day-long event will feature cybersecurity experts from state and federal agencies and the private sector, who will give municipal officials and employees a better understanding of pressing cybersecurity issues, the current threat landscape, and state and federal initiatives. It will also provide practical ideas, information and resources for improving cybersecurity.
This year’s theme, “Be a Cybersecurity Hero,” highlights the importance of building a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace and across communities.
Summit topics include:
• Defending Sensitive Public Sector Data: Spotlight on Ransomware
• Cyber Threats to Massachusetts Municipalities
• Securing the Technology Environment and Best Practices
• Cyber Incident Response Planning: What Municipalities Need to Know
• Training and Workforce Development: Tools for Municipalities
The summit is open to municipal leaders, first responders, municipal utility providers and municipal IT professionals. Both breakfast and lunch will be served.
The summit will be held at Mechanics Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information and recordings from the previous two summits can be found on the MassCyberCenter’s cybersecurity summit page.
The summit is one of several efforts by the MassCyberCenter to help cities and towns navigate an increasingly complex cybersecurity environment. Last month, the center, along with the Cyber Resilient Massachusetts Working Group, updated the “The Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity for Municipalities” to include a new “Minimum Baseline of IT,” which covers the technologies, devices and basic configurations needed to establish a safe and secure technology environment.