March 31

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It’s no secret the cybersecurity threat landscape grew dramatically over the past year. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, state and local governments rapidly shifted employees to remote work. And now, many agencies expect to retain remote work permanently in some form. Recent research conducted by the Center for Digital Government shows that almost 75 percent of state and local government respondents expect a hybrid of remote and in-office work to be the norm for their employees going forward. Are your printers the weakest security link in this new highly distributed workplace environment?

Join experts from the Center for Digital Government and HP on March 31 at 11 a.m. PST/2 p.m. EST for a fast-paced, interactive discussion that will explain what the permanent shift to hybrid work means for endpoint security. You’ll learn why securing your organization’s printers is just as important as protecting PCs, laptops and mobile devices connected to your network. And you’ll hear practical advice for closing print security gaps.

This 45-minute webcast will:

-- Help you assess current endpoint security risks and develop a holistic plan to mitigate them

-- Explain how managed print services can close dangerous security vulnerabilities in your printer fleet

-- Show you what to look for in hardware, software and firmware to strengthen print security and performance




Michael Howard

Michael Howard

Head of Security and Analytics Practice, HP

In his role as a head of security analytics practice at HP, Michael heads a worldwide team of security professionals that supports HP’s growth around enterprise print security and business solutions.
In this role his team educates, evaluates risk through security audits and supports customers in creating comprehensive security policies to protect their printing environment while increasing the effectiveness of business solutions in a secure way.
Prior to his security position at HP, Michael was a worldwide senior consultant with HP helping companies on development of secure output management and workflow solutions to increase the effectiveness of business solutions in their environments.
Michael began his career in the security and high technology field in 1981 with the U.S. Navy as a cryptologist. Michael then worked directly with the Department of Defense in the security field for five years before joining private industry where his focus has been on enterprise security and business solutions for major corporations.
Michael serves as a member on the HP Security Advisory Board providing advice and leadership on current and future development at HP. Michael is a certified GIAC, CSCS and CHP professional as well as a certified cryptologist.

Paul Knoblich

Paul Knoblich

General Manager US Public Sector Print, HP

Paul Knoblich is HP’s General Manager of US Enterprise Sales for the US Public Sector Print organization, spanning US Federal, US Federal Systems Integrators, State and Local Governments, K-12 Education, and Higher Education customer segments. Previously, he was General Manager of the US Federal Print Sales team, overseeing the print business in US Federal and US Federal Systems Integrators. He has a passion for working with Public Sector clients in order to help them achieve their mission.

Prior to those posts, Paul held leadership roles in Direct Sales and Management positions at Xerox. He began his career at Xerox in 1999 and held a variety of positions including Account Manager, Account Territory Services Representative, Office Solutions Specialist, Area Sales Manager, Integrated Solutions Manager, Director of Managed Print Services, and Director of Managed Print Services Innovation.

Paul is a graduate of The University of Illinois Chicago. Paul recently earned his MBA at The University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler School of Business. Paul is actively involved in leadership roles within his local community.

Deborah Snyder

Deborah Snyder — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government and former CISO for the state of New York

Deborah is accomplished C-level influencer, with a broad range of experience in government, policy, cyber security, privacy and information technology. An experienced and highly-respected thought-leader who has held executive roles for over two decades.

She recently retired from her position as New York State’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), after over 35 years of public service. In that role, as part of New York State's information technology transformation and consolidation initiative, she helped redesign how the state protects its data. She also directed the State’s comprehensive cybersecurity governance, risk management and compliance program, providing strategic leadership and vision, and assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximized business opportunity and minimized cybersecurity risk. She also directed the NYS Cyber Command Center, hotline, procedures for reporting and response to cyber-threats, and digital forensics.

She holds multiple industry certifications including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), SANS Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership (GSTRT) Global Information Assurance Certification, and Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional (PMP).