NCI announced the fall line-up of speakers and topics for the institution’s inaugural Cyber Security Speaker Series.  Topics ranging from understanding the uses and abuses of social media to computer forensics will be covered by state and national-level experts.

On Oct. 24, NCI will celebrate “Cybersecurity Day” in partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) featuring NCSA Executive Director, Kelvin Coleman.

“Cyber Security is everyone’s responsibility and these programs are designed to enhance awareness of some of the most pervasive challenges facing businesses, citizens, and the nation,” said Karen Jackson, NCI’s Interim Executive Director.   “NCI is pleased to bring these impressive speakers to Southern Virginia”.

Current Speaker Schedule:

Oct. 24 (All Day) – NCI/NCSA Cyber Day Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October, the Community is invited to Cybersecurity Day. Come hear from local businesses, experts, and government representatives on how to #BeCyberSmart at home, at work, and on the go. Held in partnership with NCI and National Cyber Security Alliance.  Details to be provided closer to the event.

Nov. 6, 6 to 8:30 p.m. – Privacy and Computer Security Issues in Today’s World Want to know more about current laws affecting consumer privacy and those regulating businesses in their handling of consumers’ personal information? Then this is the NCI cyber session you don’t want to miss. Topics will include database breaches, identity theft, computer fraud, and other current computer scams. This outstanding session will include tips to avoid falling victim in these areas, and remedial measure to take should you or your business become a victim. Consumers and businesses of all sizes are encouraged to attend.   Presented by Gene Fishel – Sr. Assistant Atty General and Chief of the Computer Crimes Section, VA Attorney General’s Office.

Dec. 4 (All Day) – Computer Forensics in Law Enforcement: Legal and Practical Instruction for Handling Digital Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions (Registration restricted to Law Enforcement personnel only).  This 5-hour training for law-enforcement will touch upon current legal issues surrounding digital evidence in criminal cases and offer practical tips for securing and properly analyzing digital evidence, including addressing the latest trends and issues that frequently arise.  Presentation will be beneficial to all law enforcement officers, computer forensic examiners, and prosecutors.  Partial in-service credit for law enforcement officers is currently pending through DCJS.   Lunch will be provided. Presented by Virginia Office of the Attorney General Computer Crime Section.

Programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Registration is required for all events. For more information visit www.NewCollegeInstitute.org