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Andrade organizes first-ever Lake County Cybersecurity Conversation

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INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Mike Andrade (D-Munster) will join representatives of the Indiana Department of Technology and the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center for the first-ever Lake County Cybersecurity Conversation this Wednesday (Nov. 17).

2021 has seen an increase in cyberattacks against Indiana hospitals. As seen by the ransomware attack at Eskenazi Hospital in August 2021, cyberattacks can result in disruptions in service and breach of personal information.

“In today's tech-reliant world, it's important to share information and shore up our defenses before we become victim to cyber threats and attacks,” Andrade said.

This event will bring local and state stakeholders together for a roundtable to discuss state resources that are available to help strengthen overall cybersecurity. The representatives will also provide an overview of new state laws that were enacted in July 2021.

“Thanks to the Biden administration's federal infrastructure bill, Indiana will be receiving $20 million over the next five years to strengthen our state's cybersecurity,” Andrade added. “Stakeholders need to be informed of what funds and resources are at their disposal and where those resources are needed most

if these revenues are to be used to their fullest potential. I'm looking forward to county cybersecurity conversations being a regular occurrence across Indiana.”

The details for the event are as follows:

WHO: State Rep. Mike Andrade, the Indiana Department of Technology, the Indiana Information Sharing and Analysis Center

WHAT: first-ever Lake County Cybersecurity Conversation

WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2021, from 9 AM to 11 AM (CT)

WHERE: Social Center of Wicker Memorial Park / 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. / Highland IN 46322

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