New Year's Resolution for 2022: Preparing for Ransomware Attacks Targeting State and Local Government Agencies

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In the midst of the pandemic, just days after the state of Maryland discovered its first Omicron cases, the Maryland Health Department website had to go offline, reportedly because of a ransomware attack. Just a week later, the Virginia agency that provides IT and tech support for the state legislature, had to respond to its own ransomware attack. And agencies and companies alike are dealing with an attack on a third-party payroll company just days before Christmas.


These are not outliers. In 2020, at least 93 ransomware attacks targeted agencies at different levels within 68% of U.S. states. One New Year’s resolution for 2022 for state and local agencies is likely to be finding more and better ways to prevent ransomware attacks. Failing that – human nature and tech flaws being what they are – agencies are resolving to create more and better ways to recover from ransomware attacks.


Join us to hear thought leaders from government and industry discuss their experiences on the front line of defense in protecting against ransomware attacks and responding to the aftermath.

Speaker and Presenter Information

 Solomon Adote
 Solomon Adote 
 Chief Security Officer,
 State of Delaware
 Jayson Cavendish 
 Deputy Chief Security Officer,
 State of Michigan
 Rob Main
 Rob Main 
 Chief Risk Officer,
 State of North Carolina
 Chris Jensen 
Public Sector Business Development Lead,
 John Breeden 
 Discussion Moderator &
 Contributing Editor, 


Relevant Government Agencies

Air Force, Army, Navy & Marine Corps, Intelligence Agencies, DOD & Military, Office of the President (includes OMB), Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Commerce, Dept of Education, Dept of Energy, Dept of Health & Human Services, Dept of Homeland Security, Dept of Housing & Urban Development, Dept of the Interior, Dept of Justice, Dept of Labor, Dept of State, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Treasury, Dept of Veterans Affairs, EPA, GSA, USPS, SSA, NASA, Other Federal Agencies, Legislative Agencies (GAO, GPO, LOC, etc.), Judicial Branch Agencies, State Government, County Government, City Government, Municipal Government, CIA, FEMA, Census Bureau, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, USAID, State & Local Government, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Thu, Jan 27, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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