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Inaugural Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit Coming to Marist College January 15th

Published: 1/8/2020

For More Information Contact:

Colleen Pillus, (845) 486-2000

Poughkeepsie... With cyber security attacks on the rise across the nation and breaches costing upwards of $2.3 million to recover from, County Executive Marc Molinaro and the County's Office of Central and Information Services will host the inaugural Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit next Wednesday, January 15, at Marist College. The event, which is sponsored by Marist College, will help community leaders be better prepared against cyber threats. View the event flyer.

County Executive Molinaro said, "Our Office of Central and Information Services remains committed to technological innovation and security preparedness. As technology continues to make things easier, faster, and more convenient, it becomes our responsibility, as municipal leaders, to prepare for and protect against possible cyber threats. I encourage everyone involved in their organization's information and technology services to attend our first Cyber Security Summit to gain the tools and resources necessary to help protect sensitive information."

More than 100 attendees have already registered, including municipal leaders and representatives from community agencies and school, fire and police districts from nine counties, to hear from industry experts on topics such as:

  • What to do before, during, and after a cyber attack
  • The ins and outs of cyber security insurance and compliance
  • The importance of an effective cyber security plan
  • How to respond to a simulated cyber attack
  • Improve cyber readiness with the latest tools and resources available

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Marist College Student Center and is free to attend. Registration and a complimentary networking breakfast will be at 8:30 a.m. Registration is required and is available at For more information, please contact Dutchess County Office of Central & Information Services at (845) 486-2450 or visit