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MCC Conference to Focus on Improving Cybersecurity in Area Homes, Schools and Workplaces (07/16/2013)

WHAT: Monroe Community College’s Homeland Security Management Institute will hold a daylong conference examining a wide range of cyber threats and what community members, employers, law enforcement personnel and educators can do to protect against them.

WHERE: Room 117 in the Public Safety Training Facility, 1190 Scottsville Road in Chili

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 31

DETAILS: Featured speakers and topics include:

-- “The Next Generation Insider Threat” — Ryan Peck, assistant engineer for Assured Information Security in Rome (Oneida County), will focus on a unique challenge posed by a generation that grew up as Internet-savvy consumers. His presentation will cover prevailing attitudes and culture related to copyright infringement and information sharing as well as how this generation’s use of new digital technologies clashes with current security policies.

-- Investigating Technology Facilitated Crimes Against Children” — Edward Suk, executive director of New York branch of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will discuss cyberbullying, sexting, harassment and the current state of technology usage among teens and children.

-- “Cyber Security Data Breach” — Michael G. McCartney, a Buffalo expert in computer crime investigations and a certified forensic computer examiner who has played a key role in uncovering several international computer crimes, will explain the steps businesses can take to prevent data breach and, in the event of a potential violation, to preserve valuable electronic evidence.

The event is open to the public; fee is $99 per person. For more information, call (585) 753-3921 or email

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