Thursday, September 1, 2011

UIS partners with U.S. Department of Homeland Security to host Cyber Citizen Forum

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Computer Science Department, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is hosting a Cyber Citizen Forum. The general public is encouraged to attend the free event, which is designed to educate participants about cyber security.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: University Hall Building (UHB), Room 2034, on the second floor

DETAILS: The Cyber Citizen Forum is being held as part of the Department of Homeland Security’s national cyber security awareness campaign- Stop.Think.Connect™. The forum will bring together representatives from federal agencies, state government and private sector security companies. UIS faculty and students will help lead a discussion on the challenges and opportunities we face today when it comes to Internet safety.

The forum is designed to educate the public about measure they can take to protect themselves against cyber-attack. Discussion will also focus on preparing the next generation to defend against cyber-attack at home and in the workplace.

Speakers taking part in the UIS event include Timothy Fraser, director of Stop.Think.Connect.; Rafael Diaz, chief information security officer for the State of Illinois Bureau of Communication & Computer Services; and UIS Computer Science faculty members Janis Rose and Sviatoslav Braynov.

For more information, contact Ted Mims, chair of the UIS Computer Science Department at 217/206-7326 or email

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