In the three years since the last election, cybersecurity threats have only become a larger issue. Data breaches continue to impact private companies and all levels of government. Ransomware attacks are crippling multiple cities and companies with major financial and operational impacts. In addition, critical infrastructure networks that support oil, gas, and electric utilities, are under attack. Some estimates say that data breaches are on track to cost companies $2.1 trillion by the end of 2019. For the next administration, cybersecurity is certain to become an even more urgent, complex national imperative. It may become the defining national imperative of the next administration.
In this session, attendees will learn:
•Cybersecurity polices, priorities, and investment strategies make the most sense for the whole government
•Explore the need to establish a cabinet-level position for cybersecurity
•Hear how we could improve intelligence-sharing about cybersecurity threats between the public and private sectors?
•Delve into spending federal money to assist states in modernizing their systems, especially for critical services, to ensure their resiliency be a priority