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Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
230 Complex
Moderator
Chief Audit Executive
City and County of San Francisco, CA
Speaker
State Auditor
State of Missouri
Speaker
Director & Assistant Professor
St. Louis University
Speaker
Principal Auditor
City and County of San Francisco, CA
Speaker
Vice President
Stroz Friedberg

Governments are being hit by an ever-increasing number of cyberattacks that range from targeting citizens’ private information to stealing funds. Without appropriate measures, including risk management, cyber insurance, and business continuity plans, government data are at risk. In this session, experts will explain how to defend against online fraudsters and detail creative and innovative solutions to cyber security, even if your government faces budget and staffing constraints.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:10pm
Room: 
Ferrara Theater
Moderator
Chief Financial Officer
City of Mesa, AZ
Speaker
Budget & Finance Director
City of Glendale, AZ
Speaker
Senior Manager, Research
GFOA
Speaker
Chief Financial Officer
City of Longmont, Colorado

To operate sustainably, governments have to maintain adequate levels of fund balance to effectively mitigate and manage current and future risks. In this session, attendees will learn how to establish a formal policy for a restricted and unrestricted fund balance and will review examples of effective financial policies. Speakers will discuss different strategies for determining the appropriate levels of fund balance, compare policies from various types of governments in different situations, and review GFOA's best practice statements. Attendees will walk away from this session with a collection of fund balance policy strategies to bring back to their organization.