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Missouri Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit

At the direction of Governor Jay Nixon, the State of Missouri Office of Administration will be hosting the Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit in Jefferson City. The purpose of the Summit is to engage with stakeholders, including representatives of state and local governments; law enforcement; business; higher education; and K-12 institutions across the state.

The key goals of the Summit include:

1) Information Sharing and Awareness, including case studies and information sharing on current and emerging threats and industry best practices;

2) Training and Exercises, with an emphasis on sharing expertise and experience on tools proven most effective in detecting and defending against the growing number of cyber events;

3) Workforce Development, including strategies for educating the current and future cybersecurity workforce;

4) Hardening Critical Infrastructure, such as the electrical grid with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of services; and

5) Incident Response, with an emphasis on swift and effective coordinated response to cyber attacks.


This Year's Topics include: 

  • Organizational Awareness – What Leaders Can Do
  • Combating Small Business Cyber Threats
  • The Tabletop Exercise – What, Where, When, Why and How
  • Solving the Personnel Gap
  • Network Awareness
  • The Role of Education in Cybersecurity
  • The Internet of Things – Managing the Unmanageable
  • The Legal Side of Cybersecurity
  • Getting Back to the Basics or How Not to be the Low Hanging Fruit
  • How to Be Prepared for Cyber-Attacks Resulting from Civil Disruptions
  • Automation and Orchestration
  • Web and Mobile App Security
  • ROI for Cybersecurity Investment
  • Social Engineering as an Attach Vector
  • Ransomware Epidemic


Tuesday, Aug 30 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Capitol Plaza Hotel
415 West McCarthy Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101


For more information contact:
Joyce Ebuenga
Missouri Department of Economic Development
(916) 932-1407

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