Cybersecurity for Cities: A Bootstrapping Guide Webinar Recording

This session featured two leaders in municipal cybersecurity: Greg McCarthy, Chief Information Security Officer, City of Boston and Co-founder and Co-chair, Coalition of City CISOs; and Dr. Brian Gardner, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, City of Dallas. The discussion provided insights on issues and approaches cities can focus on to bootstrap cybersecurity initiatives:

  • The key cybersecurity threats and challenges facing local governments
  • Free cybersecurity resources available from state and regional governments
  • Creative approaches to cybersecurity workforce development
  • Regional partnerships for cost-effective procurement of cybersecurity solutions
  • Working with state governments to access funds through FEMA’s State and Local Cybersecurity program.

Other Resources

Making Electric Vehicle Charging and Alternative Fueling the New Infrastructure Standard (CFI) Webinar Recording and Summary

This session featured Gabe Klein, Executive Director of the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation; Keith Benjamin, Associate Administrator for Highway Policy and External Affairs, Federal Highway Administration; Mayor Lauren McLean of Boise, ID; Mayor Andy Schor of Lansing, MI; Mayor Steve Patterson of Athens, OH and; Matt Stephens-Rich, Director of Technical Services for the Electrification Coalition who discussed what makes a competitive CFI application and how CFI funding fits within a city’s broader climate plan.

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Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI)

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure (CFI) Discretionary Grant Program, with $2.5 billion in appropriated over five years. Funding is available to strategically deploy EV charging and other alternative...

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