IPSA Webinar Week - How a cyberattack can bring down your department - and what you can do to identify, respond, recover

The International Public Safety Association believes in providing mission critical, educational and affordable training opportunities to the public safety community throughout the year. 


Join us by participating in our first Webinar Week this August 14-18, 2017. Each day, Monday - Friday, IPSA will host a Free Educational Webinar at 10am Arizona Time.

How a cyberattack can bring down your department - and what you can do to identify, respond, recover

Imagine if your agency’s CAD was hacked and unusable for hours or days. How would your agency function? What if your entire communications network went down? What would you do if your agency was a victim of ransomware?


Why should public safety officials care about cybersecurity? Isn’t it something for IT to figure out? The answer is no. Cybersecurity and cyber threats impact all first responders and it’s important to understand the basics of cybersecurity and the impacts of cyber threats so you can effectively respond and eventually recover.


This webinar will focus on public safety cybersecurity and information protection from a strategic and management perspective rather than strictly a technology perspective. The cybersecurity threat to public safety is real and growing, and the scope of your cybersecurity approach should cover a broad set of public safety technologies including 911, CAD/RMS, radio and broadband communications, public safety data networks, devices like smartphones and public safety information such as personal/victim data (fire and police), public safety personnel data, and evidence. 


Reducing cybersecurity risk requires a comprehensive approach spearheaded by agency leadership vs. delegating all responsibility to IT personnel. Effective agency governance, planning, policies and training is critical.

Speaker and Presenter Information

M.K. Palmore, CISSP, is a Senior Federal Law Enforcement Executive with strong leadership and mentoring skills responsible for cybersecurity, risk management and strategic-vision creation and implementation. His skilled competencies and areas of excellence include Cybersecurity, Enterprise Risk Management, Governance & Compliance, Information Security Program Development, Digital Forensics, InfoSec Incident Response & Management, Physical Security, Executive-Protection, Crisis Response & Management, Business Continuity and Disaster Response Planning.

Relevant Government Agencies

Dept of Homeland Security

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Fri, Aug 18, 2017, 10:00am - 2:15pm PT

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