16 January 2013

FBI, InfraGard and Excelsior College to Hold Briefing on Cyber Security Issues


Originally published by Excelsior Life on January 24, 2013
Excelsior College, in collaboration with the FBI and InfraGuard, will   host an information session for news media in an effort to increase  awareness of the need to protect personal and corporate, public and  private information that relies upon electronic (cyber) storage and  dissemination. Data Privacy Day is led by the National Cyber  Security Alliance, a non-profit, public/private partnership focused on  cyber security education for all online citizens.

What: Cybersecurity Briefing for News Media in recognition of Data Privacy Day
Where: Excelsior College, 7 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York 12203
When: Monday, January 28, 2013; 2 pm – 3 pm Contact Mike Lesczinski, Excelsior College’s public relations manager at MLesczinski@Excelsior.edu for more information. Limited seating.

Program Outline: I. Excelsior College a. Growth in cyber activity past 5-10 years b. National dependency on cyber world for personal & commercial information storage and communication c. Growing need for trained cyber security professionals II. FBI a. Growth in cyber threats b. Role of FBI in protecting the nation’s cyber infrastructure c. Nature of domestic and international cyber threats d. Why should individuals and companies be concerned III. InfraGard 1. What is InfraGard 2. Nature of its programs and role in protecting the nation’s cyber infrastructure IV. Open Forum

InfraGard is an information sharing and analysis effort serving the interests and combining the knowledge base of a wide range of members. At its most basic level, InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.http://www.infragardalbany.org/

Excelsior College http://www.excelsior.edu is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. Founded in 1971 and located in Albany, NY, Excelsior is a proven leader in the assessment and validation of student knowledge. It offers more efficient and affordable access to degree completion through multiple avenues: its own online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, and the acceptance in transfer of credit from other colleges and universities as well as recognized corporate and military training programs. Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education