About the Speaker
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    Richard Berthao
    Cybersecurity Advisor, U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

    Richard Berthao is the CISA Cybersecurity Advisor (CSA) for Connecticut. He manages the major cyber engagements in Connecticut with additional support to Region 1, championing cyber resilience to public and private sector partners. His career began over 25 years ago as an IT specialist in the private sector. Additionally, he spent 19 years as CIO with the Massachusetts National Guard. An adjunct faculty member at Nichols College in Massachusetts, he teaches graduate courses on cybersecurity governance, policy, and fundamentals. He is also a Cyberspace Operations Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.