Free Webinar: Cybersecurity: Is Your Local Government Resilient?

Local governments are increasingly turning to digital technologies to make it easier for individuals and businesses to access the essential services they deliver, and as such, must develop and implement sound strategies for managing the risks from cyber attacks. During this session, Jonathan Trull, Microsoft’s Chief Cybersecurity Advisor and former CISO for the State of Colorado, will join Donald Norris, PhD, emeritus professor of public policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to discuss this issue. Dr. Norris will cover the results from the recent ICMA cybersecurity survey and whitepaper, “Cybersecurity: Protecting Local Government Digital Resources.” They will also discuss the most common types of cyber attacks occurring today and share best practices and strategies public sector leaders can leverage to secure their government’s digital assets.

Donald Norris

Professor Emeritus, Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Dr. Donald F. Norris is the former director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and is currently an emeritus professor of public policy at UMBC. He studies public management, in which he specializes in information technology in governmental organizations, including e-government and cybersecurity; and urban affairs broadly but with specific attention to metropolitan governance. He has published widely in leading journals in urban affairs and public administration. His latest book, Metropolitan Governance in America, was published by Ashgate Publishing in 2015.

Berna Oztekin

Research Associate, ICMA

Berna Oztekin-Gunaydin is a local government research associate with the Research and Policy Team for the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Her responsibilities include identifying and conducting research, and disseminating content and leading practices on local government management issues. She also focuses on extending ICMA research activities globally. Her recent research includes cybersecurity, smart cities, and innovation and emerging practices in local governments surveys. She has also produced multiple case studies on smart cities and impacts of globalization on local government as well. Before joining to the Research and Policy Team, Berna worked for ICMA Global Programs and Business Development Teams as an assistant program manager for 3 years. She supported ICMA China Center activities, the Legislative Process and Governance Professional Fellows Program in ASEAN Countries, and the CityLinks Program. Berna worked on proposals announced by USAID, WB, & the other international donors, and concept papers.

Jonathan Trull

Senior Director, Cyber, Microsoft

Jonathan C. Trull is the Senior Director, Cyber Enterprise Cybersecurity Group, Microsoft Enterprise & Partner Group. Jonathan leads Microsoft’s team of worldwide Chief Security Advisors to provide thought leadership, strategic direction on the development of Microsoft security products and services, and deep customer and partner engagement around the globe. Jonathan joined Microsoft in 2016 as an experienced information security executive bringing more than 15 years of public and private sector experience. Trull was Vice President and CISO with Optiv, where he was responsible for developing and executing the company's information security strategy and program. Prior to his role at Optiv, Trull was the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Qualys where he was responsible for securing infrastructure and products, bringing security best practices to customers, providing strategic direction on the development of the QualysGuard Security Platform, researching real world threats and providing guidance on how to address them


Free Cyber Security Video
Open to view video.
Open to view video. 90 minutes
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available
1.50 ICMA CE credits  |  Certificate available