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Cyber Is This Year’s Issue, With Phil Bertolini — ICYMI

Cybersecurity has been a white-hot issue in the opening of 2022 with multiple high-profile news stories documenting breaches, phishing attempts and other security-related issues across the country.

Only a couple of weeks into 2022 and it’s already become clear: Cybersecurity is this year’s big deal.

Whether it’s a cautionary tale from a New Mexico school district, a tough lesson learned by a Washington city, or a hefty investment in IT proposed by a governor, cybersecurity is making headlines.

In this episode, the “In Case You Missed It” crew takes a closer look at how the cyber landscape has changed, what technologies agencies are focused on and how they can best protect themselves from threats with special guest Phil Bertolini, vice president of the Center for Digital Government*.

“It’s happening so fast, people can’t keep up,” Bertolini said on evolving cybersecurity risks. “You can’t wait around to see what happens to your neighbor, you have to be ahead of it.”


For more insight into cybersecurity, IT and the ever-changing digital landscape, register for the 2022 Beyond the Beltway virtual event. The annual briefing brings together top analysts and government leaders to share their insights into the state and local technology markets.


“In Case You Missed It” returns on Jan. 28 with special guest Teri Takai, vice president of the Center for Digital Government.

“In Case You Missed It” is Government Technology’s weekly news roundup and interview live show featuring e.Republic* Chief Innovation Officer Dustin Haisler, Deputy Chief Innovation Officer Joe Morris and Gov Tech Assistant News Editor Jed Pressgrove as they bring their analysis and insight to the week’s most important stories in state and local government.

Follow along live each Friday at 12 p.m. PST on LinkedIn and YouTube.

*The Center for Digital Government is part of e.Republic, Government Technology’s parent company.
Dustin Haisler is the Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic. Previously the finance director and later CIO for Manor, Texas, a small city outside Austin, Haisler quickly built a track record and reputation as an early innovator in civic tech. As Chief Innovation Officer, Haisler has a strategic role to help shape the company’s products, services and future direction. Primarily, he leads e.Republic Labs, a market connector created as an ecosystem to educate, accelerate and ultimately scale technology innovation within the public sector. Read his full bio.
Jed Pressgrove has been a writer and editor for about 15 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in sociology from Mississippi State University.
Joseph Morris is the Deputy Chief Innovation Officer of Government Technology's parent company e.Republic and a national keynote speaker on issues, trends and drivers impacting state and local government and education. He has authored publications and reports on funding streams, technology investment areas and public-sector priorities, and has led roundtables, projects and initiatives focused on issues within the public sector. Joe has conducted state and local government research with e.Republic since 2007 and knows the ins and outs of government on all levels. He received his Bachelor of Arts in government and international relations from the California State University, Sacramento.