Speaker: Chief Warrant Officer William Clark, Cyber Team Chief & 1LT Steven Schmidt Cyber and Mission Command Project Officer
Organization: North Carolina National Guard Joint Cyber Defense Team
On Oct. 15, Chief Warrant Officer William Clark, Cyber Team Chief & 1LT Steven Schmidt, Cyber and Mission Command Project Officer will give a presentation on how the Joint Cyber Defense Team protects and defends information networks and communication systems across the state of North Carolina.
Cyber intrusions and attacks expose sensitive personal and business information and disrupt essential operations, negatively affecting business and the economy. The North Carolina National Guard stands poised, ready and capable to support the National Guard Bureau's intent to stand up multiple Cyber Protection Teams, in support of U.S. Cyber Command's Cyber Mission Forces. The same way governors may call their National Guard force to respond to natural disasters, National Guard cyber teams stand ready to answer the call for a cyber emergency. Teams support federal, state, and critical infrastructure networks by providing proactive network security assessments, and if necessary, actively protect those networks when requested during a time of emergency.
"Featured Event" to promote the 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). Oct. 1 kicks off this month-long campaign devoted to educating everyone about the roles they play in helping to safeguard the internet. NCSAM 2018 will remind all internet users that practicing online safety is “Our Shared Responsibility,” and digital citizens need to support this collective mission. In addition, NCSAM 2018 will shine a spotlight on the importance of building a strong cybersecurity workforce to help better protect families, communities, businesses and the country’s infrastructure.
Monday, October 15 at 11:30am to 1:00pm
Mendenhall Student Center, MSC 15
Greenville, NC 27858-4353