EVENTS

Past Event

Cybersecurity Symposium 2018 Norcal
September 5, 2018

Raj Patel

Raj Patel
City of Palo Alto

Cindy Compert, CIPT/CIPM

Cindy Compert, CIPT/CIPM
IBM Security

Deron McElroy

Deron McElroy
DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C)

Dr. Amit Sinha

Dr. Amit Sinha
Zscaler

Justin Dietrich

Justin Dietrich
County of Santa Clara

Michael Makstman

Michael Makstman
City & County of San Francisco

Michael Valencia

Michael Valencia
DPPTech

Nir Gaist

Nir Gaist
Nyotron

Protecting Local Government from Cyber Attacks

Cyber Security is becoming the most critical issue in the Information Technology environment. The sophistication and determination with which bad actors are employing Ransomware, Denial of Service Attacks, Phishing Attacks as well as efforts to infiltrate Government Systems and steal Citizen Data is at a level never seen before.

This year’s Cybersecurity event will focus on the unique challenges that face Local Governments, while advancing cybersecurity awareness and delivering the educational curriculum for which the Cybersecurity Symposium is known. Attendees will return to their organizations better equipped to take action and be more effective in the following areas:

  • Securing Smart Cities: Cybersecurity approach for cities of today and tomorrow.
  • Cybersecurity Governance: Policies and processes to manage and monitor regulatory, legal, risk, environmental, and operational requirements, Regional Purchase Agreements, and Mutual Aid Agreements
  • Awareness and Training: Providing personnel and partners cybersecurity awareness education and credentials as well as training for Leaders and Elected Officials.
  • Incorporating New Technologies and Best Practices like Blockchain, Multi-factor Authentication, Securing Multi-Cloud Environments, and FedRamp
  • Information and Privacy Protection: Manage information and records (data) consistent with the risk strategy to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information.
  • Recovery Planning: Execute recovery processes and procedures to ensure timely restoration of systems or assets affected by cybersecurity events.
  • Process Improvement – NIST CSF Assessment and Roadmap, SANS Training, Vendor Risk Management, Managing BYOD environments, Augment and Co-Management Resources and Strategies
  • Risk Management: Establish priorities, constraints, risk tolerances, and assumptions to support operational risk decisions.

This overview presents the vision for the event but, as in past years, the actual content will be driven by the various entities through an advisory board that will begin meeting in mid-April to identify the issues that are most pressing, as well as the areas of excellence that can be shared and leveraged. To that end, we are looking for representatives within California Government (and beyond) to come together to identify the areas of focus and interest to help ensure that this forum is valid, timely, and relevant. We invite you to join this effort to make YOUR Government better and more secure.

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Past Event

Revolutionary Technologies Expo 2018
May 16-17, 2018

Improving Operational Functionality Through Future Innovation

Technology Innovation is moving at a relentless pace as breakthroughs occur almost daily in fields like Robotics, Nano Technology, Communications, and the Internet of Things.New methods of using these discoveries are showing up in Applications like Drones, Autonomous Vehicles, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, and Data Analytics. New methods of combatting Cyber Attacks using Machine Learning and increasing the speed of Operational Decision making using Artificial Intelligence are accelerating the pace in which the World works, and that Government needs to react.

This forum will focus on understanding the benefits, the applicability, the challenge of adoption, and the effective management of these disrupting technologies and the change that comes with them. By bringing together thought leaders from all facets of the Private and the Public Sector, this forum will create an opportunity for idea sharing, collaborative strategy development, and the creation of Communities of Interest. The goal will be to demonstrate these new ideas and capabilities, so Government can prepare to leverage them to better serve the People of California.

This Forum’s Areas of Focus will include:

  • The Implications of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning on Society
  • The Social Implications of Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and Automated Systems
  • Leveraging Drone Technologies in Public Safety, Agriculture, Construction, and Emergency Response
  • Emerging Technologies that are Operation Specific
  • A World in Which Everything Talks to Everything
  • Ubiquitous Information Access – Making Data Available anywhere at any time
  • Mastering Data Science for Decision Making at the Speed of Need
  • The Future of Privacy and Cyber Security Strategies
  • VR/AR for Training, Workforce Development, Constituent Communication and Program/Service Marketing

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