Assessing Risks Related to Cyber Crime

Training Type: 
Live Class
Date and Time: 
May 16 2020 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm  CDT

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
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Member Price: 
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Co-Director, Center for Digital Government
Who Will Benefit: 

Individuals responsible for overseeing any enterprise business applications within their organization and any individual interested in recent trends in cybercrime and its impact on public sector.

Program Description: 

Every local government in the United States and Canada is a potential target for cyber crime and risks potential disruption of services. Today many governments lack the resources to protect their systems adequately and to react to cyber attacks and a result, this makes all governments more attractive and vulnerable. For example, it is estimated that public sector cyber ransom costs are ten times higher than the private sector due to this exposure. This session will provide an overview of recent cyber-criminal trends and their impact on public-sector organizations. Speakers will present on critical topics for all finance officers to understand, including assessing current risks, developing security policies, how to best enforce security standards, proper budgeting for adequate technology security, what to do if you become a victim, and whether or not to consider paying ransom. Participants will also learn practical tips for implementation of those key “what,” "why," and “how” questions that can be implemented as soon as they get back to the office.

Seminar Objectives: 
  • Gain an overview of recent trends in cybercriminal activities
  • Gain an understanding on how cybercriminals access government systems
  • Learn best practices to plug the biggest security hole:  employees
  • Identify the critical components of a cybercrime assessment
  • Determining the risk of appropriate response to cybercriminal activity such as paying cyber ransoms
  • Learn how to navigate cyber insurance
  • Learn how to define a budget for adequate cybercrime prevention
  • Discuss out of the box methods such as collaborative approaches to protecting technology