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Ransomware and Public Safety Comms: A Municipal Perspective
Richard Tenney (Senior Advisor, Public Safety Cybersecurity, CISA Emergency Communications Division, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)
David Clow (Deputy CIO, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department)
Thomas Galati (New York Police Department, Chief of Intelligence)
Boyden Rohner (Associate Director for Vulnerability Management , Cyber and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA))
Paul Hill (Cybersecurity Sales Manager, Motorola Solutions Inc.)
Track : Cybersecurity / Security
Format: Short Course
Vault Recording: TBD
Ransomware attacks against public safety functions like law enforcement represent a real threat to the safety and privacy of law enforcement personnel and to voice and data communications. Discusses real world example of the impact of ransomware attacks against Washington DC Metropolitan Police and NYPD's perspective of dealing with ransomware attacks on a major city police department's operations to include public safety communications. The session will also discuss how major cities are evolving their tactics to deal with cyber threats to law enforcement, especially to communications systems.
1. Identify and describe cyber risks to public safety communications in major urban areas
2. Increase awareness about the continuing, evolving threat of ransomware to public safety
3. Identify cyber sources available to assist public safety agencies