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GIS-Pro 2016: URISA’s 54th Annual Conference
October 31-November 3, 2016
Westin Harbour Castle - Toronto, Ontario

Geospatial information is everywhere, at everyone’s fingertips and URISA as an organization has been at the forefront for the past  50 years, through global technology and social shifts.  In the time it took you to pull up the description of this conference, perhaps on your phone, tablet or laptop, you have already considered the conference location, investigated the good eats and conference events, and mapped all of your indoor and outside activities.  URISA connects members and partners with the educational, networking and collaboration resources that professionals need to evolve geospatial tools and solutions that respond to real places in real time.

Join the GIS Community in Toronto, Ontario for a powerful, collective exchange of GIS knowledge!

Professional Planners: Be sure to note the workshops and sessions that have been approved for AICP-CM credits. Nearly 50 AICP-CM credits were approved for this year’s program!

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Monday, October 31 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Cybersecurity Awareness for GIS Professionals (Half day)

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Cybersecurity Awareness for GIS Professionals
Monday, October 31, 2016, 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Instructor: David Lanter, Ph.D., GISP, CISA
Overview: National and economic security depends on reliable functioning of critical infrastructure, including transportation, utility, pipeline, and other distribution and collection networks. Cybersecurity threats exploit the increased complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems, placing our nations’ security, economies, and public safety and health at risk. Similar to financial and reputational risk, cybersecurity risk can affects an organization’s bottom line by driving up costs and impacting revenue. It can also impact an organization’s ability to innovate, share and protect information, keep agreements, and gain and maintain public confidence.  This ½ day workshop will focus on cybersecurity business drivers, and provide background for understanding how managing cybersecurity risks can be made part of the GIS organization’s management process.

AICP CM Approved 4.0 

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Timeline leading to cybersecurity awareness within the GIS community
  2. Identification of national critical infrastructure sectors
  3. Using the Federal Geographic Data Committee’s guidelines for evaluating and protecting public GIS data
  4. Current trends and gaps in critical infrastructure cybersecurity
  5. Federal Information Security Management/Maintenance Act (FISMA)
  6. Introduction to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and its application
  7. Next steps

Workshop Instructor
avatar for David Lanter, Ph.D., GISP, CISA

David Lanter, Ph.D., GISP, CISA

Director/Vice President, Temple University/CDM Smith
David Lanter, Ph.D., GISP, CISADirector – Information Technology Auditing and Cyber Security Programs, Temple University / Vice President – CDM Smith David recently joined the faculty of Temple University’s Fox School of Business in the Management Information Systems Department... Read More →

Monday October 31, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Pier 2/3