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Cybersecurity 101: Addressing Threats to Local Government

This 1-day class provides attendees with an overview and conceptual understanding of cybersecurity and the risks associated with poor cybersecurity.

Attendees will learn about some of the tools available to reduce local government exposure to cyber-attack.  This class also includes some best practices for procuring information technology (IT) services using M.G.L. c. 30B.

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Class Level: Basic
  • Instructional Method: Group-Live
  • Advanced Prep: None

Class dates and locations:
January 22, 2020,  Wilmington Town Hall Auditorium, 121 Glen Road, Wilmington, MA 01887
March 10, 2020,  Anna Maria College,
Foundress Hall, Room F117, 50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, MA 01612
June 9, 2020, Carver Central Fire Station, 99 Main St., Carver, MA 02330

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Class participants may earn 6 CPE credits or may qualify for 6 PDPs



  • Cybersecurity essentials
  • Firewalls and network security
  • WiFi: pros and cons
  • Type of cyber threats
  • Data encryption
  • Malware protection
  • Data backup methods
  • Best practices for minimizing cyber security risks
  • Procuring IT services

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