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UACCB to host third annual Cyber Security Summit
UACCB to host third annual Cyber Security Summit

BATESVILLE, Ark. – With cybercrimes becoming an ever-growing concern, it is important for the public to educate themselves about the threats and ways to protect themselves from these crimes.

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will present a Cyber Security Summit lasting from 1 p.m. till 3:30 p.m. on October 27 in the Nursing and Allied Health Building Lecture Hall, room 902.

This is a free event, and the public is invited to attend.

Three guest speakers will cover a variety of topics concerning cyber security. Stephen Svetz, a special agent with the State of Arkansas Attorney General’s office, investigates financial crimes. He will speak on identity theft. Detective Ernest Ward with the criminal investigation division of the Jonesboro Police Department will speak on cybercrimes against children. He currently serves on the Internet crimes Against Children Taskforce and is a Project Safe Childhood member. A special agent from the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations will present “Cyber Threatscape” during the summit.

This is the third year UACCB has hosted the Cyber Security Summit. “We hear every day about another cyber security attack on businesses, financial institutions and individuals. Through the Cyber Security Education Consortium grant initiative, UACCB is fulfilling its commitment to the community by providing educational and professional experiences to both students and industry,” said Dr. Tamara Griffin, division chair for the business, technology, and public service department at UACCB.

For more information or to register, call (870) 612-2080.