Municipal Technology Association of SC Virtual Annual Meeting

9/30/2020 - 10/01/2020

​Virtual Meeting

  • The meeting will be a series of live sessions and all are free to attend. You can choose to attend all or some of the sessions. After you register, you will receive a separate email to complete your registration for each session of the meeting. You must register for all sessions you plan to attend in order to receive the login link. This link will be unique to you and cannot be shared. If you do not complete this step, you will be unable to access the sessions on September 30 and October 1.

Wednesday, September 30

Noon – 1:00 p.m. 
Global Cybersecurity Update 
Ray Hillen, Managing Director, Cybersecurity, Agio

Cyberspace collapses real space. You operate next to organized criminals, nation states, and the occasional lone wolf. As evidenced by recent events from 2019 in many states, the public sector is a top target and events are on the rise. The bad guys are getting faster and they are weaponizing exploits in near real-time. In this session we will review what we're seeing, common mistakes organizations are making, and how to reduce your exposure.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m. 
General SC Law Enforcement Division Updates 
Sean Fay, Cyber Liaison Officer, South Carolina Cyber Coordination Center, SC Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program, SC Law Enforcement Division

Fay will provide updates and information about the current state of cybersecurity, including new breaches and attacks SLED has seen. He will also highlight the South Carolina Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Program, which offers a number of cybersecurity services.

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
SC Law Enforcement Division Audit Updates
Mary Zander, Auditor, Governance, Risk and Compliance, SC Law Enforcement Division

Learn more about SC Law Enforcement Division’s Information Technology Security Audits. Zander will share updates and information to help you navigate this process.

Thursday, October 1

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Interactive Discussion: Information Technology’s Response the Pandemic

Information Technology departments across the state recently faced a number of challenges when transitioning their organizations to virtual workplaces. Setting up secure work-from-home scenarios, accessing coronavirus-related funding, and keeping projects moving during the pandemic were just a few of the challenges that came up.

IT departments were also faced with transitioning many services to a virtual format for the first time. Processes such as council meetings, board and commission meetings and some payment acceptances faced many new challenges. Attendees will be invited to share information about what platforms they used, what services they changed to a virtual format for the first time, and lessons learned.