Florida Tech to Host Homeland Security Cyber Forum Oct. 13

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology will host “Stop. Think. Connect.,” a national cyber security awareness campaign forum for young adults, Oct. 13, 6-8 p.m. in the university’s Gleason Performing Arts Center. People of all ages are welcome to this “Cyber Citizen Forum” offered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Harris Institute for Assured Information.

This national effort aims to promote the importance of cyber security by boosting the understanding of cyber threats and promoting safe online practices.

Kelvin Coleman, Director of State, Local, and Tribal Engagement for the DHS National Cyber Security Division, will speak about the 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review, which calls for a nationwide awareness and education effort to increase the American public’s understanding of cyber threats and online security.

Also speaking will be Dr. Richard Ford, Florida Tech computer sciences professor and Director of the Harris Institute for Assured Information. There will be a panel with representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Private Sector to discuss the challenges and opportunities we face as a Nation when it comes to our Internet safety and how efforts including the campaign can help elevate awareness and encourage the public to take increased measures to protect themselves online.

For more information, contact Dee Bonilla at (321) 674-8590 or at dbonilla@fit.edu.


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