召开英联邦的业务, Government, 和学术领袖解决有关勒索软件的关键问题, 员工发展, 和创业
BOSTON -今天，贝克-波利托政府和 MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative celebrated the fifth Massachusetts Cybersecurity Forum, an annual event designed to bring together leaders from across the Commonwealth’s leading cybersecurity ecosystem with representatives from the business community, academia, 州和联邦政府也出席了. 论坛程序, 已连续两年举办, 的主题是“建立动力,，强调如何 2017年启动大众网络中心和论坛 have directly led to the development of key programs that address cyber resiliency in the Commonwealth’s municipalities, 增加关键利益相关者之间的合作, 帮助全州增加了网络劳动力.
在记录的讲话中，州长查理·贝克和中尉. Governor Karyn Polito highlighted how cybersecurity has increased in importance over the past five years, 尤其是在这个州的城镇.
“Promoting cyber resiliency in the Commonwealth has been vital to our ability to carry out our lives and to connect digitally during the COVID-19 public health crisis and through our ongoing recovery,” 贝克说,州长. “The cybersecurity work we are doing across the Commonwealth is essential business for our administration.”
“作为前市政官员, Governor Baker and I understand the challenges that small towns and cities face,” said Lt. 州长Polito. 他说:“我们把地方伙伴关系放在首位, and to be successful we must act in a coordinated fashion to improve cyber resiliency statewide.”
由政府当局及 马萨诸塞州网络安全战略委员会， mascybercenter成立了工作小组，重点关注:
- 网络弹性 -市政领导人合作小组每月举行一次会议, 联邦的公共安全, technology, 法律金融, energy, utilities, 运输, 和医疗机构, 联邦合作伙伴, 和学术机构;
- 网络安全培训和教育 – a group of 40 Massachusetts two- and four-year higher education institutions to address training opportunities statewide, with specific focus on enhancing student educational opportunities through internships, 向人求教, and events, 基础设施的发展，如网络范围, 以及教员之间的合作.
The Center’s working groups and critical investments from the Commonwealth have helped launch a series of programs that have bolstered cyber resiliency and talent development, including 员工培训经费 (2018), 全州研讨会 to address municipal cyber incident response planning (2019), a statewide mentorship program to 提供培训和就业机会 为多样化的马萨诸塞州学生(2020年)和马萨诸塞州 网络安全工作委员会 (2021).
The MassCyberCenter worked with its working group stakeholders to plan and launch the first-ever 马萨诸塞州市政网络安全峰会 在2021年10月7日举行的一个虚拟会议，由a 国土安全部国家份额赠款. 在峰会上，中心推出了一个 新的交互式，在线模块套件 designed to educate and train municipal officials on best practices around cybersecurity and how to create a ‘minimum baseline of cybersecurity’ to protect their digital assets and critical information.
“没有英联邦的优秀合作伙伴, MassCyberCenter不会有这么大的影响,” 该中心主任斯蒂芬妮·赫尔姆说. “协作是网络安全领域的流行语, 但这对我们的成功至关重要, 加强我们城镇的网络安全, 还包括我们如何教育和训练学生. Our public and private sector partners here in Massachusetts recognize the importance of cybersecurity to our everyday lives and have committed countless hours to helping these programs succeed.”
“It’s been fantastic to see the continued maturation of the public and private sectors within the Commonwealth on cybersecurity,” said Rear Admiral (Ret) Mike Brown, the chair of the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Strategy Council. “The identification of needs has led directly to solutions generated by public-private partnerships that are unique to Massachusetts.”
2021年论坛由总部位于牛顿的CyberArk赞助,这是 the platinum sponsor for the event and a host for several of the sessions featured during the virtual event. Udi Mokady, CyberArk的创始人, chairman, and CEO highlighted the importance of the public-private partnerships that have been built since the first Forum in 2017.
“CyberArk has been involved with the MassCyberCenter -- and this incredible event -- from the very beginning. We are honored to be part of the thriving Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem, where innovation and collaboration are key to combatting attacker innovation,” CyberArk董事长兼首席执行官Udi Mokady说道. “凭借整个学术界可用的深层资源, 地方政府和私营部门的承诺, 研发能力蓬勃发展, we have a tremendous opportunity here to shape the way organizations respond to emerging threats.”
2021年论坛的其他赞助商包括Rapid7, Veracode, HubTech, 戴尔的技术, 和微软, with support provided by the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development (EOHED) and the Executive Office of Technology Security and Services (EOTSS).
“The COVID-19 public health crisis has highlighted our reliance on 21st century systems like video conferencing, 在线支付, telehealth, and other digital technologies that allowed us to keep our economy moving,” 住房和经济发展部部长迈克·肯纳利说. “That has only strengthened the need to bolster our systems and to support our world-class cybersecurity sector.”
这是今天虚拟论坛的主题, “造势”, is a testament to the Baker-Polito Administration's prioritization to invest in and lead on cybersecurity here in the Commonwealth,” 技术服务和安全部长Curt Wood说. “Ongoing collaborations with cyber industry partners like the MassCyberCenter are yielding results and are critical in building a united effort to provide the Commonwealth's 351 cities and towns with the knowledge and resources to best secure their communities.”
除了州长贝克和Lt. 州长Polito, 近150名与会者听取了参议院主席卡伦·斯皮尔卡的发言, 发言人罗恩·马里亚诺•, 以及莉萨·莫纳科的闭幕主旨演讲, 美国司法部副部长. 今年的网络“长途旅行”会议聚焦于两个关键话题, 勒索软件和数字货币网络安全的崛起. 网络会议的主题包括创业精神, 网络人才发展, 金融科技和网络安全弹性, 和社区的影响.
本次论坛为 马萨诸塞州网络安全月,这是 通过正式公告承认 从联邦和在 这是贝克州长的讲话视频. 10月也 全国网络安全意识月，引起越来越多的关注 网络安全资源 以及网络安全职业意识周 行业内的职业.
The MassCyberCenter was launched in September 2017 with a vision to enhance opportunities for the Massachusetts cybersecurity ecosystem to compete as the national cybersecurity leader while strengthening the resiliency of the Commonwealth’s public and private communities. 学习更多在 www.masscybercenter.org.