Receiving the 2019 ADA Award for Outstanding Leadership

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I am truly grateful for being recognized with a 2019 ADA award for Outstanding Leadership in Protecting People’s Information. Bestowed during the Cybersecurity Symposium for Smart Cities 2019, where a tremendous community came together to discuss the challenges, risks, and opportunities facing smart cities.

What will Smart Cities be Called in the Future? Cities.

The cybersecurity challenges being tackled by smart cities today will be revisited by every city in the future. This work and knowledge will endure to pay dividends across the globe as communities continue to embrace digital technologies.

Smart Cities bring a wealth of new capabilities, services, and efficiencies but are accompanied by an equitable level of cyber risks. We have so much work to do, to make the evolving cityscapes secure and trustworthy as they transform into digitally enhanced living and working spaces for citizens. The benefits are tremendous, but so are the emerging risks.

We all have a role to play in learning from yesterday’s attacks, addressing the ones pressing against us today, and preparing for those in the future.

Special thanks to Deidre Diamond, Lan Jenson, Peter Rung, Robert Renzulli, Ann Dunkin, Jonathan Reichental, and Gary Hayslip for making the conference an outstanding success and a memorable day of learning and sharing.

Cybersecurity Strategist and CISO specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security

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