Municipal Technology Conference

Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 – 10:15 am: Welcome and Opening/Keynote Speaker

Welcome from Dr. Jenifer Cushman, UMA President

Keynote with Elijah Cedeno, Center for Internet Security

Cybersecurity Practical Insights: Navigating MS-ISAC’s No-Cost Resources: Cybersecurity challenges are universal, affecting organizations of all types. The threats impacting the private sector mirror those observed by the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) in State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) entities across Maine. These adversaries seek not only financial gain, personal data, and organizational secrets but also aim to tarnish the reputations of their targets. While no single entity can completely prevent these threat actors from targeting and penetrating networks, the no-cost resources provided by MS-ISAC offer significant assistance in mitigating these risks. This presentation will explore the no-cost cyber services offered by MS-ISAC. Additionally, it will cover essential policies, procedures, and documentation processes that organizations should consider to enhance their cybersecurity posture effectively. 

(This session offers 1.25 MTCMA Certification Credits in Leadership & Legal Categories) 


10:15 – 10:30 am: Morning Break and Visit with Sponsors & Vendors


10:30 – 12:00 pm: Concurrent Session #1

Leadership & Policy Framework for Cybersecurity (Leadership/Policy Track #1)
Led by Dr. Frank Appunn, Professor of Cybersecurity & Project Management, & Staff & Students from Thomas College

This session will focus on how municipal leaders should approach cybersecurity from the perspectives of policy, strategy, staffing, and funding, and will provide KPI (key performance indicator) suggestions that enable leaders and officials to measure their current situation, risks, and opportunities. 

(This session offers 1.50 MTCMA Certification Credits in HR, Finance, Leadership & Legal Categories)

Introduction to Incident Response (Technical Track #1)
Led by Dr. Henry Felch, Professor of Cybersecurity & Computer Information Systems, & Staff & Students from the University of Maine, Augusta

When a cybersecurity incident occurs in your municipality, are you ready to respond? This session will provide an overview of incident response (IR), including topics related to IR prep; backup and recovery; vulnerability management; managing end-of-life hardware and software; and system monitoring. There will be ample time remaining for Q&A and discussion, as well. 

(This session offers 1.50 MTCMA Certification Credits in Finance, Leadership & Legal Categories)


12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch, Networking, and Exhibitor Break


1:00 – 2:00 pm: Sponsor Demonstrations and Presentations


2:00 – 3:30 pm: Concurrent Session #2

Managing the People Component Through Policies and Practices (Leadership/Policy Track #2)
Led by Dr. Frank Appunn, Professor of Cybersecurity & Project Management, & Staff & Students from Thomas College

The proactive development and implementation of cybersecurity policies and best practices provide essential components for your defense against potential threats. This session will provide an overview of how to develop and leverage acceptable use policies (AUPs), passwords, multi-factor authentication (MFA), and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and practices within your larger cybersecurity strategy.

(This session offers 1.50 MTCMA Certification Credits in HR, Leadership & Legal Categories)

Overview of the Maine Cyber Range (Technical Track #2)
Led by Dr. Henry Felch, Professor of Cybersecurity & Computer Information Systems, & Staff & Students from the University of Maine, Augusta

The Maine Cyber Range (MCR) provides an immersive training and simulation center for takes cybersecurity education and planning for municipalities to the next level – at no cost to Maine towns and cities. In this session, the MCR team will provide an overview of the Cyber Range and how it can assist municipalities in their cybersecurity efforts, highlight a case study of the MCR’s use in the City of Presque Isle, and give attendees to ask questions about their particular needs and how the Cyber Range could help. 

(This session offers 1.50 MTCMA Certification Credits in HR, Finance, Leadership & Legal Categories)

3:30 pm: “Take one for the road” snack break and last chance to visit with sponsors & exhibitors!



Municipal Technology Conference

Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Location: Jewett Hall, University of Maine at Augusta

Registration through EBusiness for this conference is now closed.

Please register at the door on May 22 nd—Jewett Hall on the UMA Campus, 8am-9am. See you there!



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Exhibitors

  • Thomas College
  • Eagle Network Solutions
  • Connectivity Point
  • First National Bank 
  • Auctions International
  • Tanium
  • CAI Technologies
  • Systems Engineering
  • Liberty Ship Technology Group