LCG HOSTS FREE ONLINE CYBERSECURITY EVENTS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Oct 21, 2021, 16:59 PM by Claire Regan

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LCG HOSTS FREE ONLINE CYBERSECURITY EVENTS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Lafayette, LA – 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, is a global effort to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives with the goal of raising awareness about cybersecurity to increase the resiliency of the nation in the event of a cyber-incident. Local cybersecurity “Champions” including businesses, government agencies, universities, associations, and nonprofit organizations have committed to the Cybersecurity Awareness Month theme of ‘Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.’

Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) joins the Center for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity at UL Lafayette, Louisiana Business Emergency Operations Center, Small Business Development Center at UL Lafayette, Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, and InfraGard Louisiana to co-host the following FREE online events focusing on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity and Cybersecurity for Business in celebration of Cybersecurity Awareness Month. “LCG is proud co-sponsor of these webinars during Cybersecurity awareness month.  Cyber threats unfortunately are an everyday occurrence and awareness and education is a very important step in protecting businesses throughout Acadiana,” LCG Chief Information Randy Gray said.

Cybersecurity for Business: Small – Medium Size Focus

Speaker: Jeffery McKee, Protective Security Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), US Department of Homeland Security

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

Fully Virtual

Register Now - https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=8410140

Mr. McKee supports homeland security efforts, serving in an advising and reach-back capacity to state Homeland Security Advisors. He contributes to the development of the national risk picture by assisting with the identification, assessment, monitoring, and minimizing risk to critical assets at the local level.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) is the lead federal agency for cybersecurity. In Louisiana, CISA partners and collaborates with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and private industry to share resources that help reduce the risk of cyber-attacks. This presentation will discuss the cyber essentials for leaders of small businesses to develop an understanding of where to start implementing organizational cybersecurity practices. The discussion will also cover resources for information sharing; planning for security and emergency response; training and exercising and reporting suspected cyber-attack.

Topics:

  • Look at the risk to businesses and how resilient are they?
  • How can leaders of small businesses and local government agencies start implementing cyber security practices?
  • What CISA resources are available to businesses?

Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Fireside Chat - ICS/OT Cyber Threats, Lessons Learned, and Policy Needs

Speaker: Robert M. Lee, Founder and CEO of industrial cyber security firm Dragos

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 | 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm CDT

Fully Virtual

Register Now – https://www2.lsbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=8410139 

Mr. Lee is a recognized pioneer in the industrial security incident response and threat intelligence community and built a first-of-its-kind mission identifying and analyzing national threats to industrial infrastructure for the National Security Agency. He has front line experience in the most significant cyber-attacks that have taken place in the industrial world and will answer audience questions on where we are, what we can do about it, and what we need for the future on the topic of industrial security.

If everyone does their part – implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness, educating vulnerable audiences, or training employees – our interconnected world will be safer and more resilient for everyone.

For more information about Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 and how to participate in a wide variety of activities, visit staysafeonline.org/cybersecurity-awareness-month/. You can also follow and use the official hashtag #BeCyberSmart on social media throughout the month.