Denver Livestream

Protecting Citizens through Vigilant Threat Prevention

As the management of government information and services moves online, securing the nation’s critical infrastructure from cyber attacks is essential to national security and the integrity of our democracy. 

In Denver, we will explore how city, state, federal and defense communities are safeguarding some of the nation’s most valuable assets—both physical and digital.

8:30 AM – 12:00 PM MDT

July 10, 2019

#cybersmart2019

Speakers

 Judd Choate

Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State

State of Colorado

Julie Chickillo

Vice President, Information Security, Risk & Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, Beeline; Executive Vice President,

ISACA-Denve

Ike Barnes,

Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Electronic Crimes Task Force,

U.S. Secret Service Denver Field Office

Greg Sternberg,

Chief Information Security Officer,

Denver Information System Security Association

Amber McReynolds, Executive Director,

 National Vote at Home Institute and Coalition; former Director of Elections, City and County of Denver

Thomas MacLellan

Director, Policy & Government Affairs,

Symantec

Agenda

8:30 AM

Opening Remarks 

8:35 AM

Session TBD

9:05 AM

Panel: Identifying and Responding to Cyber Threats

As cyber threats evolve, government agencies must remain vigilant in securing the data
and platforms on which both citizens and the public workforce are dependent. The 2018 ransomware attacks on the Colorado Department of Transportation offered a stark reminder on the consequences of a vulnerable cyber infrastructure, costing the state more than $1 million in and involving upward of 100 government employees in the response. What lessons were learned? This panel will convene public-sector leaders to discuss how other offices can create a strong cyber posture to ensure uninterrupted secure service delivery.

  • Ike Barnes, Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge, Electronic Crimes Task Force, U.S. Secret Service Denver Field Office
  •  Julie Chickillo, Vice President, Information Security, Risk & Compliance and Data Privacy Officer, Beeline; Executive Vice President, ISACA-Denver
  • Moderator: Greg Sternberg, Chief Information Security Officer, Denver Information System Security Association

9:45 AM

The Impact of Market Forces on Cyber Security in State and Local Governments

The behaviors of cyber criminals are subject to the same market forces that affect Main Street and Wall Street. Attackers will avoid markets that are more constricted and move to those with greater opportunity and lower barriers to access. Similar to stock brokers, cyber criminals look to maximize their return on investments and will move capital and core investments in response to changing market conditions. This session will explore current and emerging trends in cyber security and what these changing dynamics mean for state and local governments.

  • Thomas MacLellan, Director, Policy & Government Affairs, Symantec

10:05 AM

Fireside Chat: Securing 2020 Elections

Colorado’s election system consistently ranks among the most secure in the nation—in the 2016 election, it was the only of more than 20 targeted states to report Russian interest interference to the Department of Homeland Security. Hear how the Colorado government has cultivated a nationwide reputation for election security, what strategies and best practices the Centennial State election commissions have created to combat malicious threats and how the state is preparing for 2020.

  • Judd Choate, Director of Elections, Office of the Secretary of State, State of Colorado
  •  Amber McReynolds, Executive Director, National Vote at Home Institute and Coalition; former Director of Elections, City and County of Denver

10:35 AM

Closing Remarks

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