June 5

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States are reopening and Americans are beginning to go back to the office. But the post-pandemic workplace may never be the same. Offices will likely be operating well below capacity for the foreseeable future, in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. And some telework options and flexible schedules may become permanent fixtures of the new workplace. For state and local governments – many of which have long resisted allowing employees to work from home – the COVID-19 shutdown may be a tipping point in how they manage their workforce.

Ransomware threats are on the rise as the large-scale disruption of traditional networks has emboldened cybercriminals. Securing this new work environment presents unprecedented challenges. The increased use of cloud computing, home wireless networks, mobile devices and other remote endpoints makes it harder than ever to maintain a safe and secure environment.

Join us June 5 at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET for a rapid-fire rundown of the top security lessons learned so far from the coronavirus lockdown, and how those might inform your security needs in the months and years to come. This 30-minute webinar will provide practical strategies for staying safe while working from home.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • How to provide remote working guidance, and the best practices for instituting a safe and secure telework policy
  • How to provide remote access to information assets while ensuring that information is only made available to those with a clear need to know
  • How to secure access and collaboration in the cloud
  • How to increase employee awareness of risks


Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford — Moderator

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Mark Weatherford is a globally recognized information security professional with experience at some of the world’s largest public and private sector organizations. He was appointed as the first Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity at DHS in the Obama Administration and was Chief Information Security Officer for both the state of Colorado, and in California under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the energy industry, he was VP & Chief Security Officer at the North American Electric Reliability Corporation where he worked daily with Congress and electric utilities across North America on cybersecurity standards, regulations, and policy issues. He also served as a Principal at The Chertoff Group and was VP & Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour. Most recently, he was the VP & Global Information Security Strategist at Booking Holdings, the world’s largest on-line travel business, with offices and employees in almost every country in the world and whose major companies include Booking, Priceline, Kayak, OpenTable and Agoda.

Sumit Sehgal

Sumit Sehgal

Chief Technology Strategist for U.S. Government, Healthcare and Education, McAfee