Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Cybersecurity Transformation for Public Sector Entities: Consolidate and Automate - Don't Complicate

5:30pm – 8:00pm CT | Chicago, IL

Event Overview

State and local governments share unique challenges with educational institutions: Cybersecurity is not their primary business function, and yet they have vast amounts of critical data assets that adversaries actively seek. 

Because of this, these entities are consistently under attack by DDoS, ransomware and other increasingly advanced attacks, and yet their security organizations continue to struggle with legacy technology, manual processes, increased complexity and significant resource constraints. 

What, then, does cybersecurity transformation look like for these organizations? How can they overcome resource constraints, increased complexity and advanced attacks to truly gain more visibility, automate processes and improve their attack surface management? 

Join this dynamic roundtable discussion with industry peers to discuss new cybersecurity transformation strategies specifically for state and local government agencies and educational institutions.

DISCUSSION POINTS

  • The merits of consolidating on a single cybersecurity platform, as opposed to best-of-breed
  • How to gain greater value and visibility from your tools
  • The emerging role of AI in helping counter resource constraints and personnel allocations
  • And as the title says, how to consolidate and automate – without further complication

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Moderator

Erik Hart

CISO

Cushman & Wakefield

Fadi Fadhil

Director, Public Sector Field Strategy

Palo Alto Networks

Speakers

Guided by Erik Hart this invitation-only roundtable will harness the collective experiences of participants. Together, we will discuss new cybersecurity transformation strategies specifically for SLED organizations.

This session will be:

  • Chatham house rules
  • Peer driven
  • Pitch freeER

Subject matter expert

Thomas MacLellan

Director, Government Affairs & Strategy

Palo Alto

Thomas MacLellan leads Palo Alto Networks’ state and local government affairs practice. In this capacity, his role is to educate policymakers on current and emerging cybersecurity threats, national and international trends, and strategic policy opportunities to improve cyber defenses.
 
Thomas has trained governors and other C-Suite executives on disaster response and has worked closely with DHS, FCC, DOJ, FEMA, HHS, and DoD. He has published numerous articles and served on multiple federal and state advisory councils.
 
Thomas is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the Center for Homeland Defense & Security at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He also earned an Executive Certificate from Harvard University on mitigating cybersecurity risks and was named by StateScoop as a Top Industry Leader.

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Venue

Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse

5464 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018

Underwritten by

Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, is shaping the cloud-centric future with technology that is transforming the way people and organizations operate. Our mission is to be the cybersecurity partner of choice, protecting our digital way of life. We help address the world’s greatest security challenges with continuous innovation that seizes the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, analytics, automation, and orchestration. For more information, visit www.paloaltonetworks.com.

Rules of Engagement

By taking part in this discussion you agree that:

  • These events follow Chatham House Rule. Nothing shared will be recorded or distributed anywhere online.
  • If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation, we ask you to let us know 48 hours prior to the event commencing so we can open your seat up to someone else.
  • These are interactive discussions, so we ask that all attendees participate in the discussion. If this is a virtual event, we ask all attendees to join via video.

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