MTSU ‘Cyber Summit’ offers free expert advice for online operations

Organizers of MTSU’s 2015 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit, set Tuesday, May 5, want to help public and private-sector operations protect their operations from online attackers.

Click on the graphic above for more information about the 2015 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit at MTSU.

Click on the graphic above for more information about the 2015 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit at MTSU.

The theme of the summit, presented by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is “Safeguarding Identities and Emerging Threats.” The 8 a.m.-5 p.m. event in the second-floor ballroom of MTSU’s Student Union is open to the public at no charge.

Attendees can register and check in at 7:30 a.m. May 5 in the Student Union ballroom. A searchable campus map of MTSU, complete with parking details, is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParking14-15.

Organizers say this year’s Cyber Summit should be of particular interest to information technology professionals in federal, state and local government agencies, along with K-12 and higher education, financial services, utilities, business and law enforcement agencies.

The summit will feature discussions on preventing and/or alleviating cyberthreats to critical infrastructure, “phishing” schemes, risk management and the facts of security on cloud-based storage.

Speakers will include representatives from:

  • the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
  • the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cyber Incident Analysis Division.
  • digital forensics company Stroz Friedberg.
  • the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
  • Presidio security management company.
  • the nonprofit Center for Internet Security.
  • the Nashville-headquartered financial, staffing and technology services firm LBMC.

Attendees who want to earn Continuing Education Unit or Continuing Professional Education credits for the summit may do so by paying a $10 processing fee.

To register for the summit or get more information, please visit www.csimtsu.com or contact FIRE at 615-898-2221 or fire@mtsu.edu.

Along with MTSU’s FIRE, Presidio, LBMC, Stroz Friedberg and Vaco Risk Solutions are the sponsors for the 2015 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit.

— Gina E. Fann (gina.fann@mtsu.edu)