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Published on May 30th, 2016 | by University Communications

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Cybersecurity forum on June 15

Saint Leo will be hosting small business owners and administrators for “Protecting Your Organization from Cyber Breaches,” a free breakfast panel discussion, at 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 15. The event will be held in TECO Hall, on the first floor of the School of Business building, at University Campus.

The panel will be moderated by Krista Covey, director of the SMARTstart Business Incubator in nearby Dade City. The incubator is a program of the Pasco County Economic Development Council and provides fledgling enterprises access to professional services that help owners make informed decisions and plans.

The panel will help identify cyber threats to small businesses and strategies to counter such dangers. The panelists include:

  • FBI Special Agent Lawrence Wolfenden, who works in the agency’s Cyber Squad and who has spoken at Saint Leo previously
  • Michael Moorman, PhD, professor of computer science at Saint Leo, who teaches in the university’s cybersecurity degree programs
  • David Overton, director of information security at Saint Leo University, who holds the respected Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)® certification

The program format allows guests the opportunity to ask questions, and to learn from their peers as well as the panelists. The program will conclude by 10:30 a.m.

Register at: http://www.saintleo.edu/cyber

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security have designated Saint Leo University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) through academic year 2021 for the bachelor’s degree programs. See the related story.

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