Emerging Strategic and Structural Trends in State Cybersecurity

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State governments are repositories of valuable citizen information and operators of critical infrastructure. Many states have enhanced their cybersecurity posture by making significant changes to policies and practices. This interactive panel will examine best practices and discuss issues such as budget and procurement, cloud-based services, the role of bond ratings and IoT infrastructure risks.

Learning Objectives:
1: Gain an understanding of key cyber-concerns of state government leaders.
2: Learn about best practices with respect to state-level cyber-policies and practices.
3: Understand the impact of emerging cyberthreats on state governments.

Christian Beckner


Vice President, Retail Technology & Cybersecurity, National Retail Federation

Timothy Blute


Director, NGA Future, National Governors Association

Thomas MacLellan


Director, Policy and Government Affairs, Symantec

Mark Michie


Brigadier General, Wisconsin National Guard

Keith Squires


Commissioner, Department of Public Safety, State of Utah

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