Cyber News and Insights

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How Cyber Risk Management Can Help
Bloustein Local Assistant Director Marc Pfeiffer wrote about the obligation of local elected officials and senior management to prioritize technology management (and cybersecurity) as a mission-critical activity of their agency.  The MEL’s Edward Cooney and Joe Hrubash described the MEL’s Cyber Risk Management Program that uses the Bloustein Local developed set of Minimum Technology Standards as a basis for MEL members to manage their cybersecurity risks to reduce their cybersecurity claims risk and to improve their overall technology management.

Ransomware Attacks are Hitting Local Governments. Here’s How They can Fight Back, Featuring JIF Technology Director Lou Romero  Michaelle Bond, The Philadelphia Inquirer, September 9, 2019

Cities Held for Ransom: Why are Public Entities Easy Targets for Cyber Crime?
By Scott Schleicher, Underwriting Manager, Cyber & Technology Insurance, AXA XL

Recent Government Cyber Events- July 2019
By the NJ MEL Cyber Task Force

Lou Romero, JIF Technology Risk Management Director

Lou was appointed by the TRICO JIF in February 2019.  He works with members to bring them into compliance with the MEL Cyber Risk Management Program.

Contact Lou:
(732) 690-4057
PO Box 6023 | Somerset, NJ 08875

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  • Works with your Municipality’s IT Professionals

  • Triages Cyber Events

  • Conducts Employee Training

  • Provides Quarterly Cyber Alert Newsletters: “Tech Watch”

  • Manages Online Cyber Security Training Courses