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    #NAGW2017 Security Spotlight

    NAGW Navigator: Volume 1 • Issue 1 • Summer 2017

    "Report: Ransom Demanded After Newark Computers Hacked”

    “‘We Hacked Aberdeen City Council Website in Response to Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban’”

    “FBI website hacked by CyberZeist and data leaked online”

    As cyber threats become not only more numerous but more sophisticated and creative, are you doing everything you can to make sure your city or agency isn’t next? Two of our #NAGW2017 conference speakers are offering informative sessions which may help you avoid the headlines by keeping your sites secure.

    AJ Van BeestAJ Van Beest will provide an intensive four-hour pre-conference session focusing on cyber security. You’ll learn how to probe your business and code logic and analyze your defenses. A J will also show you examples of real-life attacks. All of this invaluable information will arm you with the knowledge and tools needed to make your own website harder, better, faster, stronger.

    AJ is a vulnerability assessment and management specialist and member of one of Wisconsin’s State, Local Tribal and Territorial (SLTT) Cyber Response Teams which teach government agencies how to avoid, prevent and respond to cyber attacks or threats. Response teams also help communities recover quickly and effectively when they’ve been affected by a cyber incident.

    Tony PerezTony Perez is Co-Founder and CEO of popular website security platform Sucuri. Tony’s #NAGW2017 session will take a close look at how political events may prompt attacks against government websites, as well as hacktavism movements which are becoming a mainstream force, compelling organizations and companies to face not only critical security challenges, but also political ramifications from disclosed information.

    Tony’s session will explore recent attacks on government agencies and will look closely not just at specific threats but also the psychology of the attackers.