July 8

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The recent ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline — which distributes hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel daily to the eastern U.S. — underscores the growing threat to critical infrastructure across the nation. As government organizations that run water systems, energy grids, transportation networks and other vital facilities connect more operational control equipment to the internet, the risk of similar disruption is magnified. Security strategies must evolve to address this new landscape.

On July 8, Government Technology will host an important conversation on the urgent need to strengthen cybersecurity protection for critical infrastructure and resources. The New York City School Construction Authority will join experts from the Center for Digital Government and ARMIS, a firm specializing in security monitoring and enforcement across operational technology (OT) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS), to discuss evolving cyber-threat trends and offer insights on how state and local government organizations can minimize critical infrastructure risks.

Register now for this interactive, live webcast, to learn more about:

-- New threats to critical infrastructure and what they mean for public utilities and other government entities

-- How the School Construction Authority improved visibility across OT, ICS and traditional IT assets and why this is critical for addressing today’s risks

-- How sophisticated new tools help organizations identify security threats and immediately take action to protect the safety and security of their operations



Deb Snyder

Deb Snyder — Moderator

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.

Manny Innamorato

Manny Innamorato

Chief Information Officer, New York City School Construction Authority

Manny Innamorato is the Chief Information Officer at the New York City School Construction Authority. Manny has been at the SCA for seven years and has worked to lead its transformation to a digital first business model. His focus has been on rethinking technology and embracing disruptive innovations such as Digital Transformation, Cloud transformation, Product & Agile mindset, Democratization of technology, and intelligent automation. He has worked for decades on understanding how technology can better serve Government and the Citizens of NYC. He is currently partnering with several organizations to rethink how construction management organizations deliver projects for the school children of New York City. Prior to the SCA Manny was the CIO for the NYC MTA Bus. “Starting my career as a developer and DBA I’ve continued to move forward in bridging the gap between Business and Technology and Embracing innovative solutions”. He was a double major in computer science and math at the City University of New York.


Sumit Sehgal

Strategic Product Marketing Director, Armis

As Strategic Product Marketing Director for Armis, Sumit is focused on aligning the value of the Armis platform to the specific needs and use cases that exist in the Healthcare, Education and State/Local Govt industry verticals. With 20 years of experience in Health IT and Information Security, Sumit is passionate about creating cohesive security strategies and architectures that balance innovation in technology with human factors and bridging those with enterprise and clinical risk. Prior to Armis, Sumit has served as CISO for leading healthcare organizations in the US and most recently as the Chief Technology Strategist for McAfee.