Cybersecurity for Municipalities Workshop Series – Fall 2021

Thanks to the Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council for funding this workshop series, and to Novus Insight for conducting the workshops!
All slide decks, workshop materials, and recordings are posted below.

Please contact Amanda Doster at with any questions!

Workshop 1:  Positioning Technology & Cybersecurity as a Strategic Imperative

Target Audience: Executive Leadership, Selectboard Members

Session 1 – Support and Planning. Tuesday, September 14, 2021. 9am-10:30am.

Session 2 – Internal Change Management. Thursday, September 30, 2021. 1pm-2:30pm.

Workshop 2:  Best Practices in IT/Cybersecurity Policies and Procedures Workshop

Target Audience: Executive Leadership, IT Personnel

Session 1 – Overview of a Cybersecurity Program. Thursday, October 14th, 2021. 9am-10:30am.

Session 2 – Building a Cybersecurity Program. Tuesday, October 26th, 1pm-2:30pm

Workshop 3:  Incident Response Planning Workshop

Target Audience: Executive Leadership, IT Personnel, Emergency Operations & Critical Infrastructure (i.e. WPC)

Session 1 – Introduction of the cyber incident response plan template and implementation checklist tool. Wednesday, November 3, 2021. 9am-10:30am.

Session 2 – Implementing an IRP and addressing tool implementation barriers and questions. Wednesday, November 17, 2021. 1pm-2:30pm

Workshop 4:  Security and Compliance Workshop

Target Audience: Executive Leadership, Any departments dealing with sensitive information (i.e. Police, Fire, HR)

Thursday, December 2, 2021. 9am-11am.

Workshop 5:  State IT/Cybersecurity Efforts and Resources Workshop

Target Audience: Executive Leadership, IT Personnel

Thursday, December 16, 2021. 9am-10:30am.