East Carolina University

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Speaker Series

The 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month will highlight user awareness among consumers, students/academia and business. NCSAM 2018 will address specific challenges and identify opportunities for behavioral change. It will also remind everyone that protecting the internet is “Our Shared Responsibility.” In addition, NCSAM 2018 will shine a spotlight on the critical need to build a strong, cyber secure workforce to help ensure families, communities, businesses and the country’s infrastructure are better protected.

A key risk to our economy and security continues to be the shortage of cybersecurity professionals to safeguard our ever-expanding cyber ecosystem. Raising the next generation of interested and capable cybersecurity professionals is a starting point to building stronger defenses. There are limitless opportunities to educate students in higher education on the field of cybersecurity as they consider their future career options.

On October 12th Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Jessica Nye and Stephen Thomas of the FBI Cyber Squad in Raleigh will be giving a presentation on how the FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber-attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The will also provide an overview on how specially trained cyber squads at FBI headquarters and in 56 field offices, staffed with agents and analysts, protect against investigate computer intrusions, theft of intellectual property and personal information, child pornography and exploitation, and online fraud.

Friday, October 12 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Mendenhall Student Center, 15
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Event Type

Lecture/Reading

Departments

Student Affairs - Campus Recreation & Wellness, Wellness Passport

Target Audience

Students

Contact Name

Mike Barry

Contact Email

barrymi16@ecu.edu

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