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Behind the (Cyber) Scenes of One of The Nation’s Most Notable Law Enforcement Crisis Events

Patrick J. Woods serves as the Chief Information Security Officer for the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Patrol’s CJIS Division Assistant Director for Cybersecurity & Technology. As a member of the FBI’s CJIS Security and Access Subcommittee, he Chairs the Cloud Computing Taskforce, aimed at advancing national policy on securing law enforcement data in the cloud. Mr. Woods holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice, an M.S. in Cybersecurity and is an ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).

Session Details

This session will explore the challenges of a law enforcement agency building an information security program during one of the largest incidents of civil unrest in recent U.S. history. Challenges included: protecting the personal data of millions of citizens, combatting the negative impacts of hactivisim and keeping critical public safety systems available to enable law enforcement to continue to protect and serve. The session will challenge attendees to look at cyber security from a new perspective and gain a new appreciation for the importance of this emerging field.