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Embracing Cyber Resiliency at the 2024 MISA Annual Conference: A Glimpse into Edgeworx Innovation

The MISA Annual Conference provided an ideal setting for technology enthusiasts, cybersecurity experts, and Municipal professionals to reunite and engage in conversations about industry topics, best practices, and the challenges that Municipalities across Ontario are facing.

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Davide Petramala from SoundHoundAI and Barry Hohol, Edgeworx Account Executive

Edgeworx, as MISA Members, is eager to participate in this yearly conference, which provides a platform to showcase cutting-edge solutions and tools tailored for Municipalities.

The Cybersecurity Renaissance

As the digital landscape continues to rapidly evolve, the importance of cyber resiliency has never been more critical. In today's interconnected world, where cyber threats are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated, organizations must prioritize fortifying their defenses against potential attacks.

This year, Edgeworx has placed a strong emphasis on addressing this pressing issue by focusing on empowering Municipalities with the necessary tools and solutions to establish and maintain effective cyber resilience, something we call the Ransomware Preparedness Strategy.

Municipalities are a hot target for bad actors, no matter the size. By the end of 2023 and early 2024 there were multiple attacks on public organizations across Ontario. As quoted in the CBC, 'In the next year, Fortinet predicts criminals will turn toward artificial intelligence to help refine their tactics, recruit insiders from organizations to help breach defences, and take advantage of large geopolitical events like elections and the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.'

Ransomware Preparedness: A Top Priority

In a world where ransomware attacks loom as a constant threat, it is crucial that Municipalities are prepared.

Edgeworx addressed the main gaps when it comes to being unprepared. From securing your workforce, to managing your SaaS solutions and infrastructure.

By equipping Municipalities with the latest technologies and strategies, Edgeworx aims to bolster their cybersecurity posture and enhance their ability to detect, respond to, and recover from cyber incidents. This proactive approach not only helps Municipalities mitigate the risks associated with cyber threats but also enables them to build a culture of security awareness and preparedness.

Becoming Ransomware Prepared requires more than implementing MFA and relying on SaaS default security settings. Being Ransomware Prepared should be a holistic approach. With a focus on people, processes, and technology.

The Edgeworx Experience

This year we showcased two unique vendors, Senhasegura and SoundhoundAI.

Throughout the conference we conducted various live PAM demo's demonstrating the importance of effective Privileged Access Management. Since 74% of CISOs identify human error as their most significant vulnerability, implementing an effective and an easy to use PAM solution is crucial for Municipalities who are still navigating hybird work forces and staffing shortages. Want to learn more about PAM and see if it is the right fit for you? Reach out to us and we would be happy to walk you through a demo and address any questions.

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Paul Pagani, Edgeworx Cybersecurity Expert hosting a live Senhasegura PAM Demo

We all know AI is still a hot topic, and will be for the foreseeable future. How organizations manage and use AI will determine their success in resident and client satisfaction, service implementation, and managing sensitive organizational information and data.

Our partnership with SoundHoundAI, will be influential for Municipalities looking to provide effective and resident focused services. Want to learn more? Contact us and ask about our Smart Answer Solution.

A Glimpse into the Future

In a world where cyber threats loom large, becoming Ransomware Prepared should be a holistic approach encompassing people, infrastructure, processes, and tools, because we know it's not if but when.

All in all, the 2024 MISA Conference was a success. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the MISA organizers, members, vendors, and attendees that make this conference what it is!

Edgeworx will be attending MISA InfoSec Conference in October with some great booth swag. If you don't remember, last year we were the team in masks!

We are looking forward to showcasing new, tailored solutions!

See you there!

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