Billington Cybersecurity Summit, DoD, VA, CompTIA, and ONCD panelists

Peter Romness is passionate about cybersecurity. He has been working with government customers for nearly 35 years and now, as cybersecurity principal in the CISO Advisor’s Office at Cisco, he focuses on protecting government networks from cyber threats. MeriTalk recently sat down with Romness to discuss how state and local governments and higher educational institutions are investing and gaining knowledge to guard against cyberattacks.

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The Biden-Harris administration participated in a regional cyber workforce summit focused on expanding access to good-paying, middle-class jobs for all Nevadans at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving Institution.


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the state’s first-ever cybersecurity strategy aimed at protecting digital infrastructure from cyber threats. 

The Key Role of Operational Resilience in Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks on the Federal government and industry tend to dominate headlines and the public discourse. Yet state and local governments are increasingly in the cyber crosshairs as well: 97 percent of local government IT executives listed cybersecurity as a key priority for the current fiscal year, a recent survey found.

Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, introduced legislation this week that would establish a Digital Economy and Cybersecurity Board of Advisers at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). The bill comes as lawmakers are working to reauthorize the NTIA – a Commerce Department component – for the first time since 1992.

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