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Assessing Risks Related to Cyber Crime Webinar, April 15, 2-4 pm (Eastern)
Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT
Category: Events

Co-Director, Center for Digital Government
Chief Innovation Officer
e.Republic / Governing
Program Description: 

Every local government in the United States and Canada is a potential target for cyber crime and risks potential disruption of services. Today many governments lack the resources to protect their systems adequately and to react to cyber attacks and as a result, this makes all governments more attractive and vulnerable. For example, it is estimated that public sector cyber ransom costs are ten times higher than the private sector due to this exposure. This session will provide an overview of recent cyber-criminal trends and their impact on public-sector organizations. Speakers will present critical topics for all finance officers to understand, including assessing current risks, developing security policies, how to best enforce security standards, proper budgeting for adequate technology security, what to do if you become a victim, and whether or not to consider paying ransom. Participants will also learn practical tips for applying those key “what,” "why," and “how” questions that can be implemented as soon as they get back to the office.

Seminar Objectives: 
Those who successfully complete this seminar should obtain a solid understanding of each of the following:
  • Understand most significant threats to cyber security when working from home
  • Learn recent trends in cyber threats and new cyber criminal activities
  • Gain an understanding on how cyber criminals access government systems
  • Identify how to help employees realize they are an organization's biggest security vulnerability, not the system
  • Determine how to respond to cyber criminal activity, such as paying cyber ransoms
  • Learn about the role of cyber insurance

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