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Keeping the Order During Disorder


Nitin Natarajan  (Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

Location: Tangerine Ballroom 2

Date: Thursday, March 28

Time: 9:00 am - 9:25 am

Topic: Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity

Format: Keynote

Vault Recording: TBD

From the threat of terrorist attacks to natural hazards that cause catastrophic damage, it is clear that emergency communication is vital to incident response. The fires in Maui and Canada showed us that the reliability and dependability of our lines of communication are not only crucial to our physical safety, but also important in preparing our critical infrastructure assets for potential harm. In anticipation of Emergency Communications Month in April, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is calling on state and local leadership to prioritize emergency preparedness and communication in order to ensure that their community is connected with the critical infrastructure assets that will keep their constituents safe. Join CISA's Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan as he discusses the threat landscape facing our emergency communications response operations in the United States and how it takes a community effort to combat cyber and critical infrastructure threats.

Key takeaways:
*Recognize the threats we face, which could cause a cyberattack, potentially disabling emergency communications.
*Identify resources offered by the federal government to strengthen reliability and security of emergency communications.
*How to communicate the importance of Emergency Communications Month to your state and local leadership.