January 26

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Cybersecurity has never been more vital for government agencies. Phishing attempts, account takeovers and malware attacks on the public sector were on the rise even before the coronavirus pandemic. The disruptions of the past year have brought unparalleled new challenges of accommodating a hybrid and remote workforce while securing a vastly expanded new edge. Additionally, as more governments provide online services to constituents, enhancing security for those digital services has become more complex – and more important – than ever before.

Identity and access management must be an integral part of any smart cybersecurity strategy. Verifying users and ensuring that the right people have access to the right information is essential for protecting government operations.

Join us January 26 at 11 am PT/2 pm ET for an interactive discussion of the key tools and strategies for providing strong authentication in an era of ongoing uncertainty. Our panel of industry experts and public officials will explore crucial topics including:

  • Lessons learned from 2020 that can inform cybersecurity planning in the years ahead
  • How access management – including multi-factor authentication solutions – fits into a broader cybersecurity strategy
  • On-the-ground examples of how better access management and strong authentication practices have strengthened security for remote work, expanded digital services, secured elections systems and more


Curtis Chiuu

Curtis Chiuu

Principal Systems Engineer, IT Operations, City of Sacramento

Curtis Chiuu is a Principal Systems Engineer with the City of Sacramento, Department of Information Technology, where he specializes in developing enterprise solutions for Active Directory, Office 365, IAM, and Microsoft Azure.

Curtis has spent the past 20 years in the public sector, including stints with the State of California and the University of California, Davis. Curtis brings a breadth of operational knowledge and understanding working in diverse organizations.

Curtis lives in Sacramento, CA, with his wife and 2 dogs (a Husky and a Great Dane).

Cody Hussey

Cody Hussey

Solutions Engineer, Yubico

Cody Hussey is a Solutions Engineer at Yubico Inc. and is a security focused futurist advocating for strong authentication based on open standards. Cody's career focus has been scaling identity and access strategies for enterprises and the public sector. He is also an organizer and founder of the Amazon AWS Southern Maine User Group and highly encourages multi-cloud adoption. Cody enjoys spending downtime with family in the upper valley of New Hampshire, as well as baking, biking, and working on land conservation.

Deb Snyder

Deb Snyder — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government, former CISO for NY State

Deb 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. As State CISO, she directed the State’s comprehensive cyber security governance, risk management and compliance program, providing strategic leadership and vision, and assuring business-aligned, risk-based investments that maximized business opportunity and minimized cyber security risk. She also directed the NYS Cyber Command Center, hotline, procedures for reporting and response to cyber-threats, and digital forensics. https://www.govtech.com/blogs/lohrmann-on-cybersecurity/an-inside-look-at-new-york-state-government-cybersecurity.html

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).