County Technology Workshop

May 12 - July 28, 2022

Various Locations

For more information contact Rachel Kucera or Nino Miranda at (800) 456-5974.


Join us to gain a better understanding of the technology and cybersecurity landscape that counties face. These regional workshops include sessions on cybersecurity best practices and ways to embrace available technology to help keep your county secure and efficient. You will leave the workshop with some practical guidance as well as a thorough understanding of the features of TAC CIRA’s new email platform.

There is no cost to attend these workshops.

Who Should Attend

The workshop is appropriate for elected officials, IT staff and county employees responsible for cybersecurity, email and website administration. The content will be accessible and appropriate for both technical and nontechnical personnel.


Special thanks to the V.G. Young Institute of County Government, a part of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, for serving as the education program co-sponsor.

8:30-9 a.m. Registration
9-9:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
9:15-10:15 a.m. Resources Available from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Speakers: Mr. Chad Adams, CISA Region 6, Cyber Security Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – May 12
Mr. Ernesto Ballesteros, CISA Region 6, Cyber Security Advisor, CISA – July 26 and July 28
Mr. Mike Jackson CISA Region 6, Cyber Security Advisor, CISA – June 9
Mr. George Reeves, CISA Region 6, Cybersecurity Advisor, CISA – May 25
10:15-10:30 a.m. Break
10:30-11:30 a.m Cybersecurity Best Practices
Speakers: Mr. Robert Ruiz, Associate Director of Risk Management Services, Texas Association of Counties (TAC)
Ms. Andrea Beard, Legal Liability Claims Supervisor, TAC
11:30-12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Website Accessibility Best Practices
Speaker: Ms. Mary Gillen, Website Developer & Accessibility Compliance Remediator
1:45-2:45 p.m.

Track 1
Microsoft Office 365 Email & Outlook

Speaker: Mr. Thomas Myers, Corporate Trainer, Double Click Trainers

Join us for Microsoft's Email & Outlook overview. We will be covering some best practices for using Outlook from your desktop or online in the cloud. Learn how Outlook can streamline your email, calendar, contacts, and more. Organize your inbox, understand settings, and learn some of our most popular tips and tricks. From novice to expert, all proficiencies welcome!

Track 2
Microsoft 365 Productivity and Collaboration Tools

Speaker: Ms. Isabel Garcia, Corporate Trainer, Double Click Trainers

Join us for Microsoft's Productivity and Collaboration Tools overview. Designed to make you more efficient and effective using Microsoft technologies, we'll discuss the differences between Microsoft Office desktop and Microsoft 365 cloud based applications. Take a tour of the Microsoft 365 online portal and available apps, then dive deeper into OneDrive and Teams. From novice to expert, all proficiencies welcome!

2:45-3 p.m. Break

3-4 p.m.

Developing Policies: Bridging the Gap between IT & Elected Officials
Speaker: Mr. Tony Sauerhoff, Deputy CISO & State Cybersecurity Coordinator – Texas Department of Information Resources
4 p.m. Adjourn

*Agenda is subject to change.

Dates Locations
May 12 Nacogdoches
The Fredonia Hotel
200 N. Fredonia St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
May 25 Corpus Christi
Omni Hotel
900 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
June 9 Amarillo
Embassy Suites
550 S. Buchanan St.
Amarillo, TX 79101
July 26 Monahans
Ward County Event Center
1525 E. Monahans Pkwy.
Monahans, TX 79756
July 28 San Angelo
Pearl on the Concho
333 Rio Concho Dr.
San Angelo, TX 76903

*Agenda is subject to change.

Continuing Education Type Hours
Commissioners 5
Judges No CE offered
Auditors 5
Treasurers Not approved by CTAT
Tax Assessor-Collectors 5
Justices of the Peace 5
Clerks 5

To cancel your registration, please email Rachel Kucera or fax (512) 477-1324.

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