On November 26, 2014, the National Cybersecurity Institute (NCI) hosted a webinar entitled “An Introduction to Cybersecurity”.
The webinar introduced participants to the basic concepts of cyber security and provided them with an overview of the evolving and dynamic field of cybersecurity. This webinar was the first in a series of 8 webinars discussing the fundamentals of cybersecurity (Cybersecurity 101).
The webinar was presented by Derek A. Smith who is responsible for the development and coordination of cyber security initiatives at the National Cybersecurity Institute. Formerly, he has worked for a number of IT companies including Computer Sciences Corporation and Booz Allen Hamilton. Derek spent 18 years as a special agent for various government agencies and the military. He has also taught business and IT courses at several universities for over 20 years. Derek has served in the US Navy, Air Force and Army for a total of 24 years. He completed an MBA, MS in IT Information Assurance, Masters in IT Project Management, and a BS in Education.