2019 Cyber Cases in Review and What Decision-Makers Can Do

December 10, 2019
1:00pm - 2:00pm

2019 was an active year for cyber threats, with hundreds of ransomware incidents and several very large data breaches making the news. Other incidents may not have made headlines but were just as impactful to the agencies affected.

The MS-ISAC will step you through some of these events, using plain English, to:

  • help you understand what happened, and
  • how you can use the intelligence from these incidents to improve your own agency’s cybersecurity.


Stacey A. Wright, CISSP, is the Director of Partnerships at the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and Elections Infrastructure ISAC (EI-ISAC), which are part of the non-profit CIS. She is currently building the strategic partnership initiative to bring new cybersecurity information and resources to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments and critical infrastructure.

Previously, she was the Director of Cyber Intelligence, where she designed and built the Intel Team. Under her guidance, the team published more than 250 strategic and operational intelligence reports per year, providing timely, actionable, unbiased SLTT government and elections-focused insight on cyber risks, actors, trends, tactics, and vulnerabilities.

In addition to her work at CIS, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence classes at the State University of New York.

Prior to her employment at CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI’s liaison to the MS-ISAC. Stacey began her career as an Information Systems Specialist for the Cambridge, MA, Emergency Communications and Fire Departments. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a formally trained Intelligence Analyst and a national speaker on cybercrime.