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Cybersecurity Resources

To help protect your district from a potential shutdown and having to pay enormous amounts of money to get your systems back up and operational, SDIS has teamed up with Eide Bailly to provide no-cost cybersecurity training and resources to members. The goal of this partnership is to help educate SDIS members on the principles and practices of cybersecurity and risk mitigation. All SDIS members are provided with access to a cybersecurity guidebook, cybersecurity virtual webinars on varying cybersecurity topics and best practices, training sessions on cyber-related topics and access to cybersecurity resources.

2022 Webinars

Cyberattacks on local governments have become more and more common. Don’t let your district become the next victim. SDIS has teamed up with Eide Bailly to offer a complimentary webinar series focused on cybersecurity topics. All webinars are offered at no cost to SDIS members. These webinars will each cover a different topic related to cybersecurity essentials and will be live, allowing for attendees to ask questions of the Eide Bailly team.

  • June 14 | 10:30am - Noon | Cybersecurity Basics
    Cybersecurity is everybody’s responsibility. This training will explore the current cybersecurity threat landscape and prepare members and end users in protecting their corporate environment and stakeholders by employing best practices across their IT environment. Examples of training topics include the following:
    •    Insider Threats
    •    Identifying suspicious emails and activity
    •    Misconceptions in cybersecurity
    •    Social Engineering
    •    Secure Password best practices
    SDAO Academy Credits
    Risk Management/Operations: Cyber Risks (5 Credits)
    SHRM Credits
    HR Expertise: Risk Management (1.5 PDC)
    Register now!
  • July 19 | 10:30am - Noon | Advanced Cybersecurity Topics (including detailed threats and cybergang tactics)Eide Bailly will present a guided walkthrough the MITRE Attack framework highlighting how an active cyber espionage group has leveraged multiple methods to evade IT security over the last decade. The presentation will focus on both how the attacks are being carried out, and what organizations can do to prevent them from happening.Credits: SDAO Academy: Risk Management/Operations: Cyber Risks (5 Credits)
    Register now!
  • August 10 | 10:30am - Noon | Building & Funding a Cybersecurity Program
    More information and registration coming soon.
  • September 21 | 10:30am - Noon | Cybersecurity Basics
    More information and registration coming soon.
  • October 18 | 10:30am - Noon | Cybersecurity Compliance & Frameworks
    More information and registration coming soon.

The cybersecurity guidebook includes an overview of cybersecurity essentials and a series of best practices that will start with the basics, but if you’d like to dive deeper into your cybersecurity program, there are more technical items that can be reviewed. Click here to download this valuable resource.

For other resources and access to cybersecurity experts, please contact Anders Erickson or Matt Solomon with Eide Bailly.