West Virginia-Ohio-Kentucky Local and State Government Cybersecurity Partnership Workshop
When: 9:30am- 4:00pm, Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 (Lunch is included)
Where: BRAD D. SMITH FOUNDATION HALL – 519 John Marshall Drive – Huntington, WV 25703
Who should attend: State and local government administrators, IT and cybersecurity managers and personnel, public school IT and cybersecurity managers and personnel, police and emergency IT managers and personnel, SCADA systems experts (water, sewer, electricity, etc.)
Hosts and Organizers: West Virginia Office of Technology, WVNET, George Mason University, Marshall University Brad D. Smith School of Business and the National Science Foundation.
Registration is free, but required at https://wvcyberworkshop.wvnet.edu/ .
- Louisville Metro Government
- Welcome and Introductions
- Commonwealth of Kentucky Cybersecurity Initiatives, Charles Grindle, CIO, Commonwealth of Kentucky
- State of West Virginia Cybersecurity Initiatives – Josh Spence, CTO, State of West Virginia
- Local Government Technology Innovation, Smart Cities and Cybersecurity Programs – Chris Seidt, CIO, Louisville Metro Government and James Meece, CISO,Department of Homeland Security cybersecurity programs for local governments – Ben Gilbert, Cybersecurity Advisor – Region III (VA, DC, WV), U.S. DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
- Local Government Cybersecurity Strategies and Challenges – Mark Conrad, Information Technology Director, Fairfield County, Ohio; Garrett Bradlyn, IT Director, City of Parkersburg, West Virginia
- Cybersecurity, State Infrastructure and Resources and WVNET, Ron Hamilton, CISO, WVNET
- Future Local Government Cybersecurity Platform Discussion – Greg Herbold, Director, State/Local Government & Education, Palo Alto Networks
- Local Government Ransomware Scenario Exercise – J.P. Auffret, George Mason and Ben Gilbert, Cybersecurity Advisor – Region III (VA, DC, WV), U.S. DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
- Closing and Next Steps
About the Workshop: The objective of the West Virginia-Ohio-Kentucky workshop is to develop specific recommendations to strengthen local and state government cybersecurity governance and to facilitate cybersecurity partnering between local and state governments. 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 also include talks by Josh Spence, West Virginia Chief Technology Officer; Ben Gilbert, Cybersecurity Advisor – Region III (VA, DC, WV), U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency; Greg Herbold, Director, State/Local Government & Education, Palo Alto Networks; Ron Hamilton, CISO and Eric Burgy, Manager from WVNet.
The Mason-NSF project has co-hosted seven successful local government cybersecurity partnership workshops in Virginia and West Virginia between 2017 and 2019.
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