Webinar 38 - November 18, 2021
Cyber Security, A Two Part Webinar Series
Thursday, November 18, 2021 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM EST
The Maine State Chamber of Commerce is hosting a two-part webinar series on cybersecurity, in an effort to increase awareness about the importance of cybersecurity on a global scale. The practice of protecting critical and sensitive information from digital attacks, cybersecurity impacts businesses of all sizes across Maine. These attacks are becoming more frequent and cost businesses billions of dollars, as well as threaten businesses’ livelihoods and our national security.
This webinar series will provide an overview of the issue from a federal standpoint, include a discussion of pending federal legislation, and talk about ways and reasons that business should protect themselves from cyber-attacks. The first webinar in our two-part series will occur on Thursday, November 18 at 2:15 p.m.; the second webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m.
The series will be moderated by Linda Caprara, senior government relations specialist for the Maine State Chamber. She was recently named to the Cybersecurity Working Group for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, part of its Cyber Intelligence and Supply Chain Security Division. The working group influences policy at the federal level to promote private sector solutions for increased cybersecurity.
November webinar speakers include:
U.S. Senator Angus King
A leading voice on the importance of improving America’s cybersecurity, Senator King was selected by Congressional leadership to co-chair the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a bipartisan effort established by Congress to review the threats facing America in cyberspace and develop a forward looking plan on how to defend ourselves against cyber threats. The commission, which consisted of bipartisan members of Congress, top Executive Branch officials, and nonpartisan industry leaders, laid out more than 75 recommendations to improve the cybersecurity of U.S. critical infrastructure and prepare the nation for future challenges in an increasingly digital world.
Dr. Frank Appunn, Professor with Thomas College
Dr. Frank Appunn was an accountant that became an entrepreneur in systems management and cybersecurity areas. In 2008 he moved into teaching at bachelor’s to doctoral levels at a range of institutions across the United States, focused on cybersecurity and project management. For the last 30 years he has consulted to government, enterprises, and smaller businesses. He is a strong supporter of defending our national infrastructure, serves on the Board of InfraGard that collaborates with the FBI.
Kiersten E. Todt, Chief of Staff at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
As the Chief of Staff, she is responsible for the planning, allocation of resources, and development of long-range objectives in support of the department's goals and milestones; she provides strategic vision, guidance, and direction to ensure CISA's Director is prepared to interdict or respond to threats to the homeland.
This two part webinar series is free, all you need to do is register. The first webinar in our two-part series will occur on Thursday, November 18 at 2:15 p.m.; the second webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m.
This will be held virtually on Zoom. A link to participate will be sent with your email confirmation.
Community Sponsor Part 1
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