The Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit is an annual virtual event created by the MassCyberCenter at the MassTech Collaborative for the Commonwealth’s 351 municipalities.
This event, held during the first week of Massachusetts Cybersecurity Month, is designed to help municipal leaders, first responders, utility providers, and IT personnel improve cybersecurity programs in their city or town and highlight the importance of local cybersecurity resiliency.
The 2022 Municipal Cybersecurity Summit featured keynotes from Commonwealth and federal leadership, and sessions to learn about the latest threats and modern security concepts--including zero-trust architecture. Municipalities were also given opportunities to network and collaborate, as well as guidance and information on resources and programs to help them enhance their cyber culture, protect against cyberattacks, and improve their cybersecurity resiliency.
The Minimum Baseline of Cybersecurity is a framework for helping Massachusetts municipalities improve their cybersecurity posture and protect their municipality from cyberattacks using people, process, and technology. Visit this webpage to learn more about the four goals and access additional resources and learning modules.
The Passport of Resources was developed for the Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit and contains helpful links to resources referenced by the speakers during their presentations and panel discussions.
Recordings from the 2022 Summit sessions are provided below. To access them, choose the recording—labeled by session number and title—in the box in the upper left, then press the play button. A full listing of sessions and titles can be found on the Agenda.
2021 Municipal Cybersecurity Summit
The first Massachusetts Municipal Cybersecurity Summit, an event for the Commonwealth’s 351 municipalities highlighting the importance of local cybersecurity, was held on October 7, 2021.
Highlighting the evolving federal policy and available security resources to support local initiatives, the Summit featured keynotes from Commonwealth and federal leadership, updates on cyber threat actors, an overview on the risks of ransomware, and a workshop to build a better cybersecurity program for local communities.
More information on last year’s summit can be found here.