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West Virginia Local and State Government Cybersecurity Partnership Workshop

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WHEN
09:30 am – 12:00pm, Thursday, November 18th, 2021
WHERE
VIRTUAL (online)


Registration is free, but required >> click HERE to register now


WHO SHOULD ATTEND

State and local government administrators, state and local government election officials, County Clerks, IT and cybersecurity managers and personnel, election experts, police and emergency IT managers and SCADA systems experts (water, sewer, electricity, etc.)

HOSTS and ORGANIZERS

West Virginia Office of Technology, West Virginia Secretary of State CIO’s Office, George Mason University and the National Science Foundation.

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The increased adoption of IoT devices and the roll-out of wide scale 5G infrastructure; new work from home environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and dynamic changes in cyber threat including from ransomware are creating an ongoing challenge for state and local governments. In addition, many local governments have limited budgets and face challenges in hiring of IT and cybersecurity talent.

The workshop builds upon the three previous West Virginia state and local government cybersecurity workshops held in 2019 and 2020 with the objective of discussing these current cybersecurity challenges and associated best practices and facilitating local and state government cybersecurity partnering.

The workshop is part of the George Mason-National Science Foundation Cybersecurity City and County Cross Jurisdictional Collaboration project, having the goal of furthering U.S. city and county cybersecurity efforts by developing foundations and policies that enable and foster city and county cybersecurity partnerships.

The workshop will feature talks by Danielle Cox, West Virginia Chief Information Security Officer and Dave Tackett, CIO, West Virginia Secretary of State’s Office

The Mason-NSF project has co-hosted ten successful local government cybersecurity partnership workshops in Virginia and West Virginia between 2017 and 2021.

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First Annual Local Government Cybersecurity Partnering Awards

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George Mason and the State and Local Government Cybersecurity Partnering Initiative are inviting nominees for the first annual Local Government Cybersecurity Partnering Awards (LGCP Awards).

The Awards program builds upon the Mason – NSF City and County Cybersecurity Partnering research project which includes facilitating and fostering local and state government cybersecurity partnering and collaboration.

The Awards celebrate and honor local governments and local government staff for innovation and excellence in cybersecurity in the categories of:

  • Local Governments 
    • Partnership and Collaboration
    • Policy Innovation
    • Technology Adoption and Application
  • Local Government Staff 
    • Vision and Leadership
    • Lifetime Contribution

Award nominations may be submitted by a local government or local government staff or partners of a nominated organization.

Nominations open on September 15th, 2021 and the nominations deadline is January 31st, 2022.  

Click HERE to submit a nomination for the Mason Local Government Cybersecurity Partnering Awards

Click HERE to join us for the virtual awards celebration on Thursday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. featuring talks by cybersecurity leaders and highlighting the awardees initiatives and insights.

Please send questions to J.P. Auffret