Training Calendar

Data Breaches: A Primer for County Attorneys

Mar 30, 2023, MCIT Building, St. Paul, Minn., or online
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

In person: $65 per person (invoice will be issued for payment)
Online: $35 per person (credit card payment is due at time of registration)

Gray background with tear showing computer code. Text: Data Breaches: A Primer for County AttorneysData breaches are in the news almost daily and increasingly affect local government entities. Whether caused by phishing, malicious software (malware) or human error, data breaches can create a panic and headaches for any entity. “Data Breaches: A Primer for County Attorneys” focuses on identifying the risk of breaches, the necessary steps to take after a breach occurs specifically for county attorneys and the players involved after an incident.

Participants can choose to attend in person or online. See below for registration instructions. Online attendees may not be able to participate fully in seminar activities.

Session Topics

  • Basics of a Data Security Breach
    Presented by Ann Goering; attorney; Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney P.A.
  • Ransomware and Cyber-extortion: Evolving Threats to Counties
    Presented by Jeff Birnbach; partner and managing director; Sylint Cyber Security, Forensics and eDiscovery
  • Business Email Compromise v. Ransomware: The Prosecution Never Rests
    Presented by Antonio Rucci, independent cyber-security consultant
  • Live Dark Web Demonstration
  • Breach Coach: Working with Outside Counsel
    Presented by Matthew Meade; member and chair; Data Privacy & Security Practice Group, Echert Seamans, Attorneys at Law
  • Cyber Coverage Through MCIT
    Presented by Eric Nerness; director of claims; Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental Trust
  • Additional Discussion

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Who Should Attend?

  • County attorneys  and other attorneys in the county attorneys office whose responsibilities align with this issue
  • County administrators or coordinators

Register to Attend in Person

  • Complete the registration form below.
  • You will receive an invoice to pay the $65 per person registration fee. Do not send payment before receiving the invoice.
  • Contact MCIT at or 1.866.547.6516 with questions regarding your registration (e.g., confirmation, cancelation, payment, etc.)

Register to Attend Online

  • Complete the online attendance registration form
    • Each individual must be registered with a unique email address. The system will not accept multiple registrations using the same email address.
  • You will be prompted to pay the $35 per person registration fee using a credit card as part of the registration process. You cannot request an invoice and pay later.
  • Contact MCIT at or 1.866.547.6516 with questions regarding your registration (e.g., confirmation, cancelation, payment, etc.)

Program Questions

Questions about the event, such as the content and special accommodations, should be directed to MCIT Communications Manager Heather Larson-Blakestad at or 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6430.


MCIT logo: State of Minnesota with blue chevron stripes inside and "MCIT" below imageMinnesota County Attorneys Association logoThis session is co-sponsored by MCIT and the Minnesota County Attorneys Association.

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