Understand the cyber threat landscape, learn how to estimate the true financial costs of a cyber crime, and get tips on building your budget and risk management strategies. Register for this two-part webinar series to be held in June 2020 by the American Public Power Association Academy. Speakers include representatives from Acumen and Marsh Wortham Power Gen Insurance, marketing partners of Hometown Connections Inc.
2:00pm EDT – 3:00pm EDT
For cyber criminals and the organizations they target, it’s the wild west out there. The scourge of COVID-19 is driving workers to log in from home and widening the utility attack surface even further. Community-owned utilities and municipalities are targets of ransomware and other attacks at an alarming rate. Horror stories abound of demands to pay ransom to salvage databases and keep systems running. But when it comes to estimating the financial costs for an effective cybersecurity program, the issues are many and complex.
There’s a tendency to focus too narrowly on the financing of hardware, software, and IT staff. This series explains how to estimate all of the potential costs of a cyber attack and build a cybersecurity budget and risk management plan that is both reasonable and effective. Review trends in public power cyber crime and learn how to budget for cybersecurity monitoring and remediation services, public relations/media management, municipal insurance options, and other emerging cyber protection strategies.
This series includes the following webinars—each held from 2-3 p.m. Eastern. Sign up for webinars individually or register for the series at a discounted rate. You’ll automatically get access to recordings and PDF presentations, in case you miss the live version.
- Cyber Threat Landscape and Cost Modeling for Public Power: June 17
- Cyber Attack Case Studies and Action Plans for Public Power: June 24
All levels of utility professionals and policymakers including utility managers, governing board members, financial professionals, and IT staff—designed to take an in-depth look at the true costs of a cyber crime and how to budget for an effective cyber risk management program.
- Sarah Baldys, Senior Vice President, FINPRO Energy & Power, Marsh JLT Specialty
- Mark McKinney, MSIM, CISSP, CISA, CFE, CCFE, Director, Cyber Security Practice Area, Acumen
- Charise M. Swanson (moderator), Vice President of Consulting & Training, Hometown Connections, Inc.
- Kaitlin Upchurch, Senior Vice President, Cyber Practice Zone Leader, Marsh-Wortham
- Doug Westlund, P.Eng., MBA, Senior Vice President and Principal Consultant, Acumen