June 17 2019

Selectmen Seek Residents with Technology Background for Cyber Security Committee

By: Rich Hosford

Do you have an interest in cyber security or a related field and want to help secure the town’s information systems?  

 

The Burlington Board of Selectmen is looking to re-activate and appoint members to the Town’s Information Systems Advisory Committee (ISAC), a release from the board states. The ISAC will be tasked to develop recommendations to the Board of Selectmen in order to allow the Board, with advice from the ISAC, to create a comprehensive and sustainable Cyber Security strategy for the town.

 

The ISAC will also employ the expertise of other boards and committees and Department Heads within Burlington’s executive branch as part of the assessment process, the release explains.

 

The formation of the ISAC was approved by Town Meeting this past May after a warrant article was put forward by concerned members. They argued that cyber threats are a prevalent part of modern society and that the town should take actions before an attack as a preventative measure. The plan is for the committee to come up with an outline for further action by January when another article, one that includes funding, will be presented to the legislative body.

 

Interested volunteers with a strong background in cyber security topics, including security operations, security engineering, risk management, security compliance, awareness and training, offensive security, and other relevant topics are encouraged to reach out to Betty McDonough in the Selectmen's Office at bmcdonough@burlington.org and submit the short, formless application in this link along with a resume or a link to a professional network profile.

 

 
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