Events

Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Lecture Series

Event Start Date:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:00 AM
Event End Date:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Add to Calendar 2020-11-19 11:00:00 2020-11-19 12:00:00 Sociotechnical Cybersecurity Lecture Series CYBERSECURITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONWIDE SURVEY Speakers: Donald Norris Laura Mateczun Managing Cybersecurity at the  grassroots This talk will discuss data and results from the first nationwide survey of cybersecurity among local or grassroots governments in the United States, examines how these governments manage this important function. As we have shown elsewhere,  cybersecurity among local governments is increasingly important because these governments are under constant or nearly constant cyberattack. Due to the frequency of cyberattacks, as well as the probability that at least some attacks will succeed and cause damage to local government information systems, these governments have a great responsibility to protect their information assets. This, in turn, requires these governments to manage cybersecurity effectively, something our data show is largely absent at the American grassroots. That is, on average, local governments fail to manage cybersecurity well. After discussing our findings, we conclude and make recommendations for ways of improving local government cybersecurity management. Join the conversation, request events, share research & readings, and more on the STC Discord server: https://discord.gg/nqZZux All live STC events will be held in a Zoom webinar with meeting information shared after registration. Register for this Event America/New_York public

CYBERSECURITY AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT: FINDINGS FROM A NATIONWIDE SURVEY

Speakers:
Donald Norris
Laura Mateczun

Managing Cybersecurity at the  grassroots
This talk will discuss data and results from the first nationwide survey of cybersecurity among local or grassroots governments in the United States, examines how these governments manage this important function. As we have shown elsewhere,  cybersecurity among local governments is increasingly important because these governments are under constant or nearly constant cyberattack. Due to the frequency of cyberattacks, as well as the probability that at least some attacks will succeed and cause damage to local government information systems, these governments have a great responsibility to protect their information assets. This, in turn, requires these governments to manage cybersecurity effectively, something our data show is largely absent at the American grassroots. That is, on average, local governments fail to manage cybersecurity well. After discussing our findings, we conclude and make recommendations for ways of improving local government cybersecurity management.

Join the conversation, request events, share research & readings, and more on the STC Discord server: https://discord.gg/nqZZux

All live STC events will be held in a Zoom webinar with meeting information shared after registration.

Register for this Event