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Second Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit Returns to Marist College January 11th

Published: 12/22/2022

Poughkeepsie... With cyber security attacks continuing to impact communities across the nation and breaches costing upwards of $9.4 million to recover from according to a 2022 IBM report on the cost of data breaches in the U.S., the Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services (OCIS) will host its second Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit on Wednesday, January 11th at Marist College in Poughkeepsie. The event, which is sponsored by Marist College, will help municipal leaders, school districts and higher education administration, fire and police agencies, and IT professionals be better prepared against cyber threats. View the event flyer.

OCIS Commissioner Glenn Marchi, PhD., said, “As technology continues to make things easier, faster, and more convenient, it becomes imperative to be prepared for and protect against possible cyber threats. I encourage everyone involved in their organization's information and technology services to attend our Cyber Security Summit to learn more about modern approaches to cybersecurity as well as the latest tools and resources available. Staying ahead of current cyber threats can make a significant difference when protecting sensitive data and maintaining constituents’ trust."

At the summit, industry experts including representatives from Dutchess County, New York State, and Federal Government agencies will discuss topics such as:

  • The current cyber threat landscape
  • Cybersecurity survival tactics for municipalities
  • Modernizing a cybersecurity approach
  • Cybersecurity issues to prioritize
  • The latest tools and resources available to improve cyber readiness

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 in advance and is available at For more information, please contact the Dutchess County Office of Central & Information Services at (845) 486-2450 or visit