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Dutchess County to host cyber security summit – Daily Freeman | #hacking | #cybersecurity | #infosec | #comptia | #pentest | #ransomware

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Dutchess County Office of Central and Information Services will host its second Hudson Valley Cyber Security Summit on Wednesday, Jan. 11 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 as cyber security attacks continue to impact communities across the nation, an announcement said. Breaches across the country cost upwards of $9.4 million to recover from, according to a 2022 IBM report on the cost of data breaches in the U.S.

At the summit, industry experts, including representatives from Dutchess County, New York state, and federal agencies, will discuss topics including the current cyber threat landscape, cybersecurity survival tactics for municipalities, modernizing a cybersecurity approach, cybersecurity issues to prioritize, and the latest tools and resources available to improve cyber readiness

The free event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the Marist College Student Center.

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, contact the Dutchess County Office of Central & Information Services at (845) 486-2450 or visit


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