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January 29-31
Desmond Hotel
Albany, NY  (Albany County)

 
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May 2 – 4, 2018
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Syracuse, NY (Onondaga County)

 
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September 24 - 26
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Rochester, NY (Monroe County)

Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity for Counties  
NYSAC Webinar on Cyber-Protection for NYS Counties

November 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m.

Today’s cyber threats are real and growing. It’s clear from recent events the primary target is our citizens and governments. Counties are vulnerable at the points of connection to the Internet, if we don’t build security into county’s processes, people, and technology, and at the endpoints: laptops, workstations and servers. In fact, county governments could have machines that are compromised right now, but not have the proper tools in place to detect and find them. These are the entry points for cyber criminals and hackers. Current county protections are not sufficient. It is only a matter of time until the Equifax level threat manifests itself in county government. The threat to our counties is real and constitutes a cyber emergency based on recent confidential intelligence reports. There is a better way. NYSAC has partnered with three organizations to help counties understand and address cyber vulnerabilities. What is needed is a prioritized set of actions to protect your organization and data.


1. NYSAC has arranged for counties to easily acquire tailored Risk Assessment and Threat Mitigation resources to allow management to make informed risk decisions and protect against cyber-attacks. This includes a prioritized set of actions needed to protect your organization and data.
2. NYSAC is part of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), and encourages member counties to work with other state and local governments to improve the cyber security posture of all participating governments.
3. NYSAC is helping counties protect county to deploy endpoint protection software proven as a way to defend against today’s complex attacks to laptops, pcs, and mobile devices.
On the webinar, you will hear a briefing from our expert partners on the present threats, see live examples of today’s methods of attack, and why current protections in place in county government are not enough. Moreover, presenters will outline a dashboard view of threats and how they can be detected and prevented.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NYSTEC Powerpoint Presentation

Powerpoint by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC)