Register Today for NJ-GMIS Connect
October 6 - 8, 2020
A virtual series for government technology professionals, brought to you by NJ-GMIS.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
9:00 am: Cloud Adoption: Use Cases and Outcomes
David Beidelman, Sr. Security Solutions Architect, SHI
Andrew Morse, Cloud Solution Architect, SHI
Local government agencies looking to modernize technology can save money by using public cloud as they build new applications and retire legacy solutions. In this session, SHI will review the industry standard R (Retire, Retain, Rehost, Replatform, Repurchase, Refactor) methodology so you can become comfortable with retiring legacy infrastructure with a well architected framework for public cloud in mind while keep your information secure.
10:00 am: Managing and Securing your School District's Data in Today's Interconnected World
Adrian Cepero - District Technology Coordinator, Hackensack Board of Education
1:1, cloud storage and online gradebooks, oh my! The fervent push for connected learning over the last decade has left district tech departments scrambling to keep up; but data security and privacy cannot be the responsibility of the technology department alone - every staff member must play a role. Participants will delve into technical and organizational best practices (including NIST framework) for safeguarding student and staff data and privacy along with recommendations and resources for achieving Exemplary Status on key Future Ready Schools (New Jersey) Data Privacy indicators such as Data Governance, Data Security and Privacy and Operational Best Practices.
11:00 am: CDI Presentation
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
9:00 am: Embracing Technology to Do More with Less
Jack Flood - Vice President, Spatial Data Logic
Over the past 6 months, circumstances seemingly changed overnight: buildings closed, towns weathered personnel changes and some municipal processes were brought to a complete standstill. Now faced with tight budgets and limited resources, municipalities cannot afford to waste time and money on antiquated systems and paper-based processes.
At Spatial Data Logic, we help municipalities do more with less. Our municipal management software has helped over 190 towns in the state of New Jersey automate processes, deliver online services for residents, and work efficiently from any location. Join us as we share tips for how your town can modernize while making the most of every dollar.
10:00 am: Current Cyber Threats from an FBI Techie Perspective
The scope and type of cyber threats to public sector organizations is always growing and everchanging. This session will take a snapshot of very current threats and deep dive into the technical and business aspects of each, as they pertain to public sector environments.
11:00 am: Cyber AI: Securing Cities From Tomorrow’s Cyber-Threats
Dave Masson - Director of Enterprise Cyber Security, Darktrace
Matthew Wainwright - CIO, Town of Middletown, RI
Billions of internet-connected devices and the introduction of 5G are transforming the way cities and municipalities care for their citizens. However, this rapid digitization has made many crucial public services, previously isolated from the internet, new victims of attack. Increasingly backed by nation-states, criminal rings are leveraging the latest developments in basic machine learning to augment their attacks, increasing efficiency while reducing their chances of detection at every stage of an attack. Security teams now face an unprecedented challenge in defending these critical environments, and they can no longer rely on outdated defense methods. In this presentation, discover:
-How cyber-criminals are undermining critical national infrastructure
-Why conventional security tools cannot defend these bespoke environments
-How Autonomous Response AI neutralizes advanced cyber-attacks in seconds
Thursday, October 8, 2020
9:00 am: AMD Presentation
10:00 am: Government Technology in the Age of COVID-19: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?
Panelists: Jim DeVico - Township of Edison, Bernadette Kucharczuk - City of Jersey City, Jean-guy Lauture - Bloomfield Township, Leon McBride - Lakewood MUA, Lee Micai - Mercer County Board of Social Services, James Pacanowski - Ventnor City, Sandra Paul - Union Township Schools, Janice Zelnock - IT Director, Brick MUA
To say a lot has changed in the workforce and in the public sector this year is an understatement. Factoring in the great migration to online public meetings, a hybrid or remote workforce, work/life balance issues, providing devices and network security issues, etc., public sector technology professionals have had to adapt and perform. What have we learned from 2020, and where are we going? Join this session to hear your fellow members' experiences, share your own and have your questions answered.
11:00 am: Firewall As A Service
Shankar Chandrasekhar - Field CTO, Palo Alto Networks
Jim Van Orden - Account Manager NJ, Palo Alto Networks