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Cyber Security Within the ECC: Protecting Your Agency from Cyber Attack

Tyrell Morris  (Executive Director, Orleans Parish Communication District)

Location: N255

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: Cybersecurity / Security, Critical Infrastructure & Private Networks

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

By discussing the ways in which Orleans Parish Communication District has been able to successfully withstand cyber-attacks, Director Morris will offer audiences insights in how to best protect their agencies from attacks. Director Morris will provide an in-depth look into the various types of cyber-attacks, including malware and phishing attempts, and will discuss tactics for identifying weaknesses in agency networks, such as an uneducated staff clicking links and opening emails from unrecognized senders. Director Morris will also offer best practices for mitigating threats, such as informing staff of cybersecurity risks, testing of security protocols, segregation of systems and networks, security monitoring appliances, system firewalls, and much more. Insights will also be provided about the expanded vulnerabilities that agencies will face as NG911 continues to evolve, and how to build cybersecurity measures to meet those new threats as they arise.


- Learn the different types of cybersecurity threats ECCs face.

- See how to identify weaknesses within agency networks.

- Gain knowledge of best practices designed to mitigate threats.