REGISTRATION OPEN: Managing Cybersecurity Risk for Local Government - A Statewide Cyber Summit

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm


This event will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. It will be focused on local government leaders to include City Mayors and Managers, Town Administrators, School Superintendents and Business Administrators, IT Directors, Boards of Selectman and similar governing bodies, as well as State of New Hampshire entities.

A general overview of the event includes highlighting the challenges of modern day cybersecurity attacks, a keynote from CISA leadership, current law enforcement trends, two in-state examples of cyber-attack (City of Nashua and City of Franklin), and a panel focused on preparation for potential attacks (Incident Response Plans, Disaster Recovery Plans, organizational assessments, and policy/procedural best practices).

CyberSecurity Summit Agenda

2:00 – 2:05 pm Welcome Remarks-Ty Gagne, CEO, Primex3

2:05 – 2:35 pm Keynote: The Cyber Threat Landscape for Local Government

The keynote presentation will be given by Alaina Clark, Assistant Director for Stakeholder Engagement at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). As Assistant Director, she leads CISA’s efforts to
promote and deliver strategically aligned stakeholder engagements, helping achieve a secure and resilient infrastructure for the American people.

2:35 – 3:00 pm Cybersecurity Resources Session

Did you know that there are a number of free cybersecurity resources available to local government? In this session we will hear from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and from
the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) about free cybersecurity resources and services that can prepare and protect your network, information, and personnel from cyber-attacks.

• Kyle Bryans, Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center
• Ron Ford, Region 1 Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA

3:00 – 3:10 pm Cybersecurity Resources Q&A/Break

3:10 – 3:35 pm Incident Stories

We don’t often think about cyber-attacks until we are somehow impacted by them. We are fortunate to have officials from two New Hampshire communities joining us to discuss their experiences dealing with
cybersecurity incidents. Learn about their thoughts before and after these attacks, the actions they have taken, what they have learned from the experience, and take the first steps toward better securing your own
communities by identifying network strengths and weaknesses and assessing staff preparedness. Being the victim of a cyber-attack is not something to be ashamed of, it is an opportunity to learn and improve.

Moderator: Cori Casey, Risk Management Consultant, Primex3
• Katie Lavelle, General Manager, Certified Computer Solutions (ransomware)
• Judie Milner, City Manager, City of Franklin (ransomware)

3:35 – 4:10 pm Cyber Incident Response Panel

The time to think about how to respond to a cybersecurity incident is before the incident happens! In this panel discussion you will hear from State and Federal officials about cyber incident response planning and
operations, as well as cybersecurity resources available from the New Hampshire National Guard and United States Secret Service.

Moderator: Denis Goulet, Commissioner NH Department of Information Technology
• Timothy Benitez, Resident Agent in Charge, United States Secret Service
• Dan Dister, Chief Information Security Officer, NH Department of Information Technology
• Colonel Woody Groton, NH National Guard
• Jennifer Harper, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

4:10 – 4:20 pm Closing Remarks-Margaret Byrnes, Executive Director, NHMA


download AGENDA HERE!