Matthew Schneider

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Private-sector partners can be major conduits for building collaborative cybersecurity strategies, says Matthew Schneider, VP of SLED at Palo Alto Networks. Especially with the inflow of funding from the federal government, state agencies need to prioritize visibility, infrastructure optimization and actionable security, he said during a Scoop News Group event last month. State leaders also need to be ready for cyberattacks coming as a result of the current conflict in Ukraine, Schenider said at the event. If a successful attack occurs, leaders need to be prepared with a strong recovery plan, he said.

Benjamin Freed

Written by Benjamin Freed

Benjamin Freed was the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop, covering cybersecurity issues affecting state and local governments across the country. He wrote extensively about ransomware, election security and the federal government’s role in assisting states and cities with information security.

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