When it comes to protecting the digital infrastructure, the roles of public sector security leaders are complex—and rapidly changing. There has always been an imperative to defend our systems and educate our workforce about cyber threats. However, state and local governments' cybersecurity responsibilities continue to grow, fueled by the changing nature and sophistication of online threats along with an explosion of innovative government technologies. This event will explore new models for government leaders as they battle misinformation, grapple with privacy regimes, secure an expanding array of civic technology, identify gaps in their agencies' own cyber strategies and build the cybersecurity workforce of the future.
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This opening keynote will provide a high level overview of the holistic approach and partnerships necessary to protecting critical government information and operations from cyber threats. Learn about Washington's approach to election security and explore how the state continues to protect the integrity of its elections.
Confronting Challenges in the Cyber Threat Landscape
With a myriad of evolving threats facing government, it can be difficult for public service cyber experts to remain vigilant fighting high-priority, rapidly changing security menaces. This panel will explore the different types of cyber threats and response strategies to keep your agency proactive in cyber defense.
Session produced by our underwriter, Google
Building a Culture of Cyber Preparedness
Keeping critical information safe requires more than just the IT department. A culture of cyber awareness and preparedness at every level is critical to strengthening government’s weakest cyber link - people. This panel will explore how to effectively build a holistic cyber culture - from communication and training to executive support and funding.
Session produced by our underwriter, HP
Addressing the Cyber Skills Gap
Cyber threats are on the rise, and constantly changing. However, governments often lack the resources and workforce to effectively mitigate these risks. This exclusive one-on-one interview will look at creative strategies for recruiting and training for the cyber skills so critical to keeping government safe.
Route Fifty connects the people and ideas advancing state and local governments across America by enabling them to share best practices and innovative solutions to key challenges. Produced by Government Executive Media Group of Atlantic Media, Route Fifty is the award-winning digital and events media brand covering news, technology, innovation and best practices in state, county and municipal governments across the United States.