June 22

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Your people are everything. But state and local governments struggle to compete with the private sector to attract the best talent – especially when it comes to cybersecurity. As government agencies continue to be a prime target for cyberattacks, it is more important than ever that your workforce is equipped with the right resources to not only fend off cyberattacks but be ready to respond when you experience a breach.

Join Government Technology on June 22 at 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. Eastern for our fourth 30-minute conversation in our Cybersecurity Resilience Initiative as our experts discuss a strategy for getting the right people in your organization.


Register now to hear:

  • How to not only build talent, but retain good people by nurturing and growing your team
  • Why the right training for your team is critical as the world of cybersecurity changes by the minute
  • Who you can lean on before, during and after an attack



Mark Weatherford

Mark Weatherford

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 the state of Colorado and for the state of California under Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Deb Snyder

Deb Snyder

Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Government

Deborah is an accomplished C-level executive, influencer and educator who has dedicated her career to improving state and local government services for the citizens of New York state through policy and technology innovation. She has a broad range of experience in government, policy, cybersecurity, privacy and information technology. She recently retired from the position of New York state’s chief information security officer, where she led the state’s cybersecurity programs and directed the NYS Cyber Command Center. She works with organizations and universities to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and preparedness, and to create and inspire the next generation of cyber leaders.

Phil Bertolini

Phil Bertolini — Moderator

Vice President, e.Republic

Phil Bertolini is the Co-Executive Director of the Center for Digital Government (CDG), a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government. Previously, he served as deputy county executive and CIO for Oakland County, Michigan.

During his 31-year tenure, Phil built a world-class IT organization in the second-largest county in Michigan, just north of Detroit. As Oakland County CIO, he oversaw more than 150 employees serving over 1.2 million residents. In 2005, he was also promoted to deputy county executive, holding dual positions until his retirement.