WATCH: COVID-19: Cybersecurity Threats & Best Practices webinar

The Western Governors’ Association hosted the webinar, COVID-19 – Cybersecurity Threats & Best Practices, on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. 

The webinar was designed to provide a briefing to Governors’ staff, state and local agencies on cybersecurity threats associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

As state agencies, school districts, health care facilities, and businesses transition to remote work, distance learning, and telehealth solutions, the cyber threat landscape continues to rapidly evolve. Speakers highlighted common cybersecurity threats and corresponding best practices to thwart them. Attendees learned how to leverage the cyber lessons learned at the federal, state, and local levels to identify and disrupt malicious campaigns seeking to exploit citizens and critical infrastructure in the midst of our national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Speakers included:

  • Ryan Gillis – Vice President, Cybersecurity Strategy & Global Policy, Palo Alto Networks
  • Shawn Riley – Chief Information Officer, State of North Dakota Information Technology Department
  • Bryan Ware – Assistant Director for Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security
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