Q4-2014 Government Risk Briefing | Protecting Government From Cyber Attacks
LET’S FACE IT—St. Louis has fallen victim to its fair share of cyber-attacks and security breaches in 2013 and 2014. Why do municipalities today, more than ever before, need to be concerned about information security? We’ve found that most municipalities and government agencies are unsure about how to address and manage the risks around information security, compliance and privacy. We’re learning that controls need to be defined, documented and implemented to reduce the risk of information being viewed, accessed or compromised.
It is our goal to help you to better understand how to protect against the crumbling blow of a cyber-attack. This briefing will be led by Michael Springer, Senior IT Security Consultant and Certified Ethical Hacker, at Brown Smith Wallace. Mike has a job that many people don’t realize actually exist in the real world. He gets hired to help organizations understand and respond to risks associated with their technology—information security, data privacy and cyber-security.
During this session, Mike will discuss ways to help you protect your government organization and identify any gaps where you may have insufficient information security. Now is the time to better understand how you can take a reasonable and responsible approach to protecting your organization from Cyber Attacks.
Topics covered during the discussion include:
- The subtle differences between Security, Privacy, Cyber Security and Information Security
- Proper information security controls
- Data classification – how to correctly classify your data
- The cost of a data breach
- Preventing and responding to cyber attacks
- Tools to help you gain a better understanding of security strengths and weaknesses
“In accordance with the AICPA/NASBA Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs and the Missouri State Board of Accountancy, CPE credits have been granted based on a 50-minute hour. Only Missouri licensed CPAs are eligible for these credits.”