July 14

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According to industry reports, ransomware attacks impacted nearly 1,000 public organizations in 2019 at a potential cost of more than $7.5 billion. This was before the COVID-19 pandemic forced state and local government leaders to rapidly implement work-from-home policies for employees and support the use of personal devices – leaving agencies even more vulnerable. Join us on July 14 at 11am PST/2pm EST to learn what you can do to lessen the impact when the inevitable occurs. This webcast will walk through the steps to take to protect agencies from ransomware, and cover important topics such as:

  • The latest data protection tools available to keep critical government information safe
  • The options and considerations around whether or not to pay a ransom
  • Best practices around data backup and restore strategies


Nick Psaki

Nick Psaki

Principal Engineer for Public Sector at Pure Storage

Nick Psaki is the Principal Engineer, Americas – supporting Public Sector for Pure Storage and based in the Washington, DC area. Nick is Pure Storage's senior technical resource for Government customers, providing deep technical knowledge of flash storage system architectures that enable business and technological transformation for government enterprises.
A 20-year veteran of the United States Army, Nick has extensive experience in designing, developing, deploying and operating large-scale information systems for data analysis, sensor integration and large-scale server virtualization. He was the Intelligence Information Architect for the Army G2 (Intelligence), as well as the Technology and Integration Director for Army Intelligence Futures.

Deb Snyder

Deb Snyder — Moderator

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

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. 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).