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Saturday, October 17 • 11:00am - 11:25am
Micro-Agency, Mega-Adversary, Macro-Response

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 Federal "micro agencies" are small in size but big in many citizen businesses and lives, including those that manage museums and libraries, oversee ecosystem restoration, and promoting equal opportunity for those with disability. They often pool resources with larger agencies, have small IT environments, increasingly rely on cloud services, and their cybersecurity isn't always cutting edge. They may be smaller, but this is not to say that micro-agencies are not targeted by mega-attackers. We talk about one CISA incident response engagement at a small agency hit by a skilled adversary, and offer a look, a few warnings, and lessons learned.

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Ann Galchutt

HIRT Senior Engagement Lead, CISA
Ann Galchutt is a 16 year veteran of the federal government, having served at the Department of State, Foreign Service, and now at the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). She is currently a senior Engagement Lead for the Hunt... Read More →

Saturday October 17, 2020 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Track D