WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Data Connectors, the largest cybersecurity community in North America, has announced a one-of-a-kind online event. Over 50,000 professionals specializing in information security, risk and governance were invited to a virtual summit to discuss key issues.

The 2021 Cybersecurity in Government Virtual Summit will fuel a discussion among attendees and invited executives facing an ongoing flurry of cyberattacks (SolarWinds, Kaseya, Colonial Pipeline, etc.) online security over the past 18 months.

Keynote presentations include John Felker, former Deputy Director of the Cyber ​​Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mark McIntyre, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Federal.

“The realities for leading cybersecurity companies in the public sector can be more challenging than their counterparts in commercial businesses,” said Dawn Morrissey, CEO and founder of Data Connectors. “This week’s summit will focus on an important collaboration to help them overcome the issues they are facing regarding ransomware, cyber skills and human resource concerns, and the changing threat landscape,” she concluded.

The summit will host four expert panel discussions with well-known Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) from state, state, local government organizations and universities. The community members in attendance are also executives in these areas from the United States and Canada.

Invited panelists include:

  • Shane Barney, CISO in the USCIS Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. Brian Gardner, CISO, City of Dallas
  • James Wolff, Associate Administrator, CIO, US Department of Energy
  • Nathan Shiflet – Former CISO, State of Florida
  • Aaron Verdell Call, CISO, WPS Health Solutions and former CISO in the state of Minnesota
  • Jeffrey Brown, Connecticut State CISO
  • Lester Godsey, CISO, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Scott St. Pierre, Associate Director, US Navy Cybersecurity Division
  • Shannon Lawson – ACIO / CISO, City of Phoenix

Participants will ask questions and interact with the experts, as well as with each other and with the organizations who will present their solutions at the event. Solution providers presented at this summit include Attivo Networks, Ivanti, Axio, Cisco and many more.

Registration is FREE for qualified professionals who can also earn CPE credits to participate. More information about the Summit can be found at dataconnectors.com/cyberingov.

Via data connectors
Since 1999 data connectors (dataconnectors.com) has facilitated collaboration between senior cybersecurity professionals, government / law enforcement agencies, industry giants and solution providers. Today the community has over 650,000 members and 250 community partners across North America. Members enjoy informative education, networking, and support through award-winning virtual summits, live conferences, web briefings, and regular communication.

Note to reporters: To attend these meetings for free, please contact Michael Hiskey, Chief Strategy Officer at +1.636.778.9495, or info@dataconnectors.com.


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