Headlines in Cybersecurity - What States Should Know Day 1: The Fight Against Ransomware

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Ransomware threats are targeting state and local agencies with increasing frequency. According to the Verizon Data Breach Incident Report 2022, 80% of attacks on public sector systems were financially motivated, and 78% of the breaches came from outside the network. At the same time, some state legislatures have banned state agencies from paying ransomware, with other states considering the same approach.


These trends are on a collision course, raising the pressure on state and local CIOs to strengthen their defenses against ransomware and broaden their mitigation strategies in case something gets through. Improving identity protection and response, for example, is important, since 80% of all breaches use compromised credentials.


Join us as state and business leaders share what they are seeing on a regular basis, and how they are taking steps to combat ransomware.

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Ben Dumke, Information Systems Manager, Hortonville (WI) Area School District

Ben Dumke
Information Systems
Hortonville (WI)
Area School District


Dave Hinchman, Acting Director, Information Technology & Cybersecurity, GAO

Dave Hinchman
Acting Director,


Doug Levin, National Director, K12 Security Information Exchange

Doug Levin
National Director, K12
Security Information Exchange


David Stern, Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, Analytics Cell, CISA

David Stern
Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative,
Analytics Cell, CISA



Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala, Chief Product Officer (CPO), Ivanti

Dr. Srinivas Mukkamala

Chief Product Officer (CPO),



Michael Kennedy, Discussion Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

Michael Kennedy
Moderator & Contributing Editor,

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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, Office of Personnel Management, Coast Guard, National Institutes of Health, FAA, Census Bureau, USAID, National Guard Association, EEOC, Federal Government, State & Local Government, FDA, Foreign Governments/Agencies, NSA, FCC

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Tue, Oct 4, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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