Kateri Gill

Kateri Gill

Senior Program Specialist

Cybersecurity 101: Best Practices and Free Resources to Secure Your County

Speaking :Thursday 15th

Date Time :11/15/18 10:30

In a connected world, cybersecurity is the responsibility not only of our IT leaders and specialists, but everyone within an organization. The MS-ISAC is the focal point for cyber threat prevention, protection, response and recovery for the nation's state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) governments. Collaboration and information sharing among members, private sector partners and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are the keys to success. 

In this session, we will seek to provide an introduction to cybersecurity including a few key best practices that local governments should consider, and information about the free services and resources offered by the MS-ISAC that will help them on the road to implementing those practices in their organizations. In particular, we will focus on the threats local governments face and the actions everyone can take regardless of their role in security.

Kateri Gill
graduated from the State University of New York with degrees in Geology and Physics, and worked in the field of Semiconductor Engineering prior to joining the ISAC team in 2016.


Kateri currently works with representatives from across our nation’s State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal governments spreading awareness of the ISAC’s cybersecurity resources and services. Notably, she was a key figure in establishing the Elections Infrastructure ISAC and helped make the pilot a reality. She also co-chairs the MS-ISAC’s Business Resiliency Workgroup with a focus on tabletop exercises and creating continuity guides and templates. When she isn’t advocating our cybersecurity mission, Kateri can be found traveling in search of the best craft breweries or leading CIS’ company softball team to victory.