ICYMI: FDLE Fort Myers hosts 2022 Cybersecurity Summit

For Immediate Release
December 1, 2022
FORT MYERS, Fla. – FDLE's Fort Myers Regional Operations Center (FMROC) hosted its 2022 Cybersecurity Summit yesterday. Close to 50 people attended the one-day engagement. Attendees came from the public and private sectors throughout the state of Florida representing critical infrastructure companies such as power plants, water utilities, and large transportation hubs. Also invited were information technology (IT) professionals from supervisors of elections offices, the healthcare field, governmental agencies and large-scale businesses.
The summit is a training and networking opportunity for IT professionals within the Fort Myers region and the state. FDLE and the participating partners identified present and future cyber threats in an effort to better protect the state of Florida and its citizens and visitors. Speakers from FDLE and national IT experts discussed ransomware threats, trends and preventative methods.
FDLE agents detailed the investigative role of the FMROC cyber squad, the types of investigations that are conducted and intelligence that is gathered by the squad members. They also introduced the region’s Electronic Storage Detection K-9 Cache to the attendees and demonstrated finding evidence at crime scenes. Members of FDLE’s Office of Statewide Intelligence discussed the agency’s cyber intrusion intelligence strategy.
Additionally, the cybersecurity summit hosted speakers from the Florida Center for Cybersecurity and the chief technology officer from one of the leading cybersecurity firms in the country.
The FMROC Cybersecurity Summit is hosted annually.
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