What are the top Cybersecurity priorities for state and local governments in 2018?





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Published on Mar 12, 2018

Over the past year, we have seen a record-breaking number of cyberattacks in the form of ransomware hitting the public sector, phishing attempts to trick staff and numerous security incidents affecting all layers of government. So what’s on the minds of state and local government cybersecurity leaders in 2018? What are the top priority projects? As legacy computer equipment fails and as the new Internet of Things (IoT) devices show up on public sector networks, what projects are the top CISOs working on to address these security threats? Please join us for an engaging and thought-provoking conversation which includes top government security experts.

Main points covered:

• What are the top cyber threats?
• What are the highest priority government security projects?
• Is the security staffing shortages real, and what’s being done to attract and retain cyber talent?
• What keeps CISOs up at night moving forward towards 2020?
• What solutions hold the greatest promise for protecting data (including AI, machine-learning, new cloud protections and others)?


Our presenters for this webinar will be three very distinguished and recognized professionals. The first one is Daniel Lohrmann, who currently serves as the Chief Security Officer (CSO) and Chief Strategist for Security Mentor, Inc. He is an internationally recognized cybersecurity leader, technologist, keynote speaker and author. During his career, Dan has served global organizations in the public and private sectors in a variety of executive leadership capacities, receiving numerous national awards including CSO of the Year from SC Magazine, Public Official of the Year from Governing Magazine and Computerworld Magazine Premier 100 IT Leader.

The second presenter is Elayne Starkey, who is the Chief Security Officer in Delaware’s Department of Technology and Information (DTI), responsible for Delaware’s enterprise-wide cyber security, disaster recovery, and continuity of operations programs. She was honored as one of 10 Most Influential People in Government Information Security, a State Scoop 2017 Top Women in Technology, and has testified before the US Senate on cybersecurity.

Our third panelist is Michael Roling, who has been the Chief Information Security Officer for the Office of Administration, Information Technology Services Division for the State of Missouri since 2009. As CISO, he has transformed the security culture throughout government, introduced new processes and technologies that have enabled IT to swiftly and effectively respond to incidents, and has implemented various policies that have strengthened IT governance.

Organizer: Ardian Berisha

Date: March 7th, 2018


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