Cyber Security in the Digital Age:  
What Counties Need to Know and How They Can Protect Themselves 
August 14, 2013 ~ 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Description of Program
The Internet has made government more efficient, more cost-effective and more responsive to its citizens, but it has also increased the risk to the data and information we collect. Counties - large and small - retain the personal information of thousands of individuals and maintain links with both the state and federal governments making our systems vulnerable to cyber attacks and hacking. In response to this growing threat, the Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) has established a relationship with the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a not-for-profit entity dedicated to enhancing the security readiness and response of public and private sector entities. 

This webinar will provide information on the cyber security threats counties face, the potential impacts of these attacks and how counties can protect themselves against these threats through user education and training and how CIS can help counties prepare for this growing threat.

Kristin Judge - Ms. Judge is Executive Director of the Trusted Purchasing Alliance (TPA), a division of the Center for Internet Security. The mission of TPA is to state and local governments and not-for-profit entities by lowering the cost of cyber security solutions. The Alliance builds public and private partnerships and works to enhance collaboration that improves the nation's cyber security posture in a cost-effective manner. Kristin has served as an Executive Board member of the MS-ISAC and member of the Education and Awareness Workgroup. Kristin also served as Washtenaw County Commissioner in Michigan. In this role, she was involved in creating the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition which is used as a national model for community involvement in cyber education and awareness. Kristin served as co-chair for the 2011 Michigan Governor's Cyber Summit, the national kick-off event for October National Cyber Security Month. 

Cost & Logistics

Registration is free of charge.  The registration deadline is Tuesday, August 13, 2013.  After completing your registration, you will receive an email with a custom link and instructions on how to participate in the webinar.