April 30

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Targeted, enterprise-wide ransomware attacks escalated in 2019, and government organizations were a prime target. As cybercriminals employ increasingly sophisticated attack techniques and intensify their focus on organizations with low tolerances for failure, state and local government organizations must double down on security efforts.

Join us April 30 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2:00 p.m. ET for a special Lunch and Learn webinar in which our experts examine some of the critical results of Crowdstrike’s 2020 Global Threat Report; analyze what they mean for state and local government leaders; and demonstrate how threat intelligence and proactive hunting can provide a deeper understanding of the motives, objectives and activities of these actors.

We’ll explore:

  • How malware-free attacks such as ransomware against government organizations are growing and changing
  • Updates to the 2019 adversary breakout time and the importance of speed
  • Strategies to empower swift, proactive countermeasures to better defend valuable data now and in the future
  • Global attack technique trends
  • How a threat intelligence program and the “1-10-60 rule” can effectively combat sophisticated cyberthreats


Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

Head of Technology Strategy for Public Sector, CrowdStrike

Robert Sheldon is Head of Technology Strategy for Public Sector at CrowdStrike. In that capacity, he covers federal, state and local government programs, policies and initiatives, as well as partnerships for the CrowdStrike Foundation. In addition, he is an adjunct fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and an adjunct professorial lecturer at American University’s School of International Service.

Previously, Robert was Policy Director for Emerging Threats at Business Executives for National Security, a membership-driven think tank. From 2013 to 2014, he was a Mike Mansfield Fellow in Tokyo, where he was detailed to the Japanese Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the National Diet. In those placements, he worked on a variety of Japanese cybersecurity policy issues and U.S.-Japan cybersecurity cooperation.

Earlier, Robert was senior policy analyst for military and security affairs at the congressionally-mandated U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, where he led a team of analysts and focused on China's cybersecurity, telecommunications and technology policies. He holds an M.A. in security policy studies from the George Washington University and a B.S. in computer forensics from Champlain College.

Teri Takai

Teri Takai — Moderator

Executive Director, Center for Digital Government

Teri Takai is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government, a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. She worked for Ford Motor Company for 30 years in global application development and information technology strategic planning. From Ford, she moved to EDS in support of General Motors.

A long-time interest in public service led her to the government sector, first as CIO of the State of Michigan, then as CIO of the State of California and, subsequently, the CIO of the U.S. Department of Defense, the first woman appointed to this role. She then served as the CIO for Meridian Health Plan. She is a member of several industry advisory boards.

Teri has won numerous awards including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year, CIO Magazine’s CIO Hall of Fame, Government Technology Magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers, the Women in Defense Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.