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Ransomware and Public Safety: CISA Technical Assistance

Richard Tenney  (Senior Advisor, Public Safety Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))

Jim Jarvis  (CISA Region 5, Emergency Communication Coordinator, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Seth Swinton  (CSD Vulnerabilities Management, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)

Andrea "Andi" Baughn  (Deputy Statewide Interoperability Coordinator , State of Indiana, Integrated Public Safety Commission)

Location: N260

Date: Tuesday, March 22

Time: 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Track: Cybersecurity / Security, Critical Infrastructure & Private Networks

Format: Power Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Ransomware incidents increasingly impact small and medium sized municipalities, disrupting business processes and affecting important citizen services, such as PSAP/911 operations. In this session, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will host a panel of emergency communication stakeholders to share their experiences and practices for preventing and mitigating ransomware impacts. The session includes a demo of CISA's new user-friendly Ransomware Resiliency Assessment module in the Cybersecurity Evaluation Tool and the facilitated version. Both assessment can help smaller, medium sized public safety organizations with limited resources take important steps in identifying their vulnerabilities and planning for improving their resiliency against cyberattacks.


During this presentation, attendees will gain from this presentation and how it will benefit the IWCE ecosystem:
1. Share information about no-cost tools to help small, mid-sized PSAP/911 functions assess cyber vulnerabilities
2. Discuss how to lower the attack vulnerabilities of PSAP/911 functions
3. Understanding your dependence on municipal networks or managed service providers' IP-based networks