Cybersecurity: A Small Town Problem?

We are living in the age of the data breach. The number of data breaches in 2016 hit a record high of 1,093, with a total of 36,601,939 records compromised, according to a report from the ITRC.

The average total cost of those breaches? $7.01 million, according to new research from the Ponemon institute.

But cybersecurity threats don’t just exist for businesses. While the news is full of reported attacks on large companies, cybersecurity issues affect organizations of all sizes. State and local governments face the same cyberthreats that major businesses do, and often with fewer resources.

In this 45-minute session, Michael Kaiser, Executive Director, National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA),Timothy Blute, Program Director Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, National Governor’s Association, Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia,  and Daniel Stein, Program Director, Department of Homeland Security, discuss facing cyberthreats with limited resources, state and local governments need to be innovative and resourceful in solving their cybersecurity issues.

Jeff Edwards
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Jeff Edwards

Jeff Edwards is an enterprise technology writer and analyst covering Identity Management, SIEM, Endpoint Protection, and Cybersecurity writ large.He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and previously worked as a reporter covering Boston City Hall.
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