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Hacked! (2020)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-02-26

Duration: 00:57:03

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Computer security | Technology


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Williams, Natasha Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Glover, Dustin Interviewee
  • King, Devin Interviewee
  • Gates, Miguel Interviewee
  • Stroy, Kamilah Speaker
  • Lee, Justin Speaker
  • Luke, Ben Speaker
  • Jones, Theresa Speaker
  • Aucoin, Pat Speaker
  • Eger, Roberto Speaker
  • Williams, Russ Speaker
  • Cyraque, Terrence Speaker
  • Faircloth, Sophie Speaker
  • Cancienne, Inez Speaker
  • Overton, Henry Speaker
  • Bryant, Andrea Speaker
  • Luke, Anna Kate Speaker
  • Stark, Gerry Speaker
  • Allen, Jason Speaker
  • Underwood, Neal Panelist
  • Spohn, Craig Panelist
  • Andrews, Ronald Panelist
  • Dunn, Alan Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from February 26, 2020, features Natasha Williams leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on cybersecurity in Louisiana. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Dustin Glover, the chief of information security for the Louisiana Office of Technology Services; Devin King of the cyber crimes division of the Louisiana State Police; and Miguel Gates, the chair of the cyber engineering department at Louisiana Tech University. The audience members then discuss the challenges to online security that they encounter at their businesses and organizations. A panel of experts then joins the audience members to answer their questions. The panelists are: Neal Underwood, the deputy chief information officer for the Louisiana Office of Technology Services; Craig Spohn, the executive director of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City; Ronald Andrews, the security engineer for Check Point Software Technologies; and Major Alan Dunn of the Stephenson Technologies Corporation at LSU. They discuss: the threats to Louisiana’s cybersecurity; election security; the changes in cybersecurity policies and procedures for state agencies following the November 2019 cyber attack; the lessons learned from the November attack; ransomware attack policies; career opportunities for cybersecurity professionals; the pros and cons of virtual private networks (VPNs); the possibility of going on the offense against hackers; educating users; cybersecurity legislation; the security of Internet of Things devices (IoTs); online banking; the importance of multi-factor authentication and strong passwords; securing your infrastructure; and regulating managed service partners. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Natasha Williams