Missouri summit will focus on keeping people safe online

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JEFFERSON CITY- A Cybersecurity Summit will be held Tuesday to educate people on cyber threats, how to identify best practices and how to coordinate efforts among public and private sectors.

The Office of Administration is partnering with the Information of Technology Services Division to put on this Summit and it is being funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

This summit is supposed to raise awareness and share best practices with local governments, businesses, and educational institutions.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Organizational Awareness
  • Combatting Small Business Cyber Threats
  • Network Awareness
  • The Legal Side of Cybersecurity
  • Web and Mobile App Security

Officials from across Missouri will be in attendance to this summit. More specifically, those who run Information Technology departments were urged to come.

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Mike Rolling, of Missouri said he is looking forward to educating others with his speech.

“This is important because our goal is to keep everyone safe while they're online and to educate those who run information technology departments also,” Rolling said.

About 470 people are expected to attend the summit which will run from about 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Governor Nixon is on the list of guest speakers.

More information is available about the summit and the task force.