Cybersecurity Seminar October 29

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The Virginia cybersecurity company Risk Based Security reports that there were 3,800 publicly reported security breaches in the first half of 2019, a 54 percent increase over last year. Cybersecurity is a top priority for businesses and a fast-growing profession for students to consider. On October 29, the Computer Information Technology (CIT) program at Volunteer State Community College will host a Cybersecurity Seminar. It will feature FBI special agent Dean Kinsman who has served in a number of cybersecurity roles during the past decade, including several coordinated multinational searches and arrests of international cyber suspects. Currently, he serves on Squad 14-Cyber with the FBI. He will encourage personal accountability and proactive behavior in security best practices and discuss issues with digital privacy. Vol State instructor Josh Bond will present on account security, including phishing and how organizations can virtually eliminate risk with technical controls. Vol State instructor Abbas Imam will explore Vol State’s Cybersecurity degree program and careers in cybersecurity. The seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Wood Campus Center in the Mary Cole Nichols Dining Room B on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. Lunch will be served. The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information email or call 615-230-3303.