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Sept. 15

Sept. 15, 2017

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Derek Rayment

Public + Media Relations Manager

531-MCC-2876

darayment@mccneb.edu

mccneb.edu

 

MCC to host free workshops as part of Cyber Security Awareness Month

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College will host four workshops focused on cyber security on the Fort Omaha Campus this October. The events are part of Cyber Security Awareness Month, a campaign from the Department of Homeland Security that began in 2004. The workshops will take place every Friday in October, noon-1 p.m., inside room 204 of the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology, 32nd and Sorensen Parkway.

 

The MCC workshops will discuss current cyber threats, careers in cyber security and how everyday Americans can stay safe from the rising threat of cyber-attacks. Those who choose to attend are encouraged to bring a lunch. There is no cost to attend.  

 

Cyber Threats in the World of Finance on Oct. 6 will discuss current threats and how attendees can stay knowledgeable about protecting finances. The second workshop on Oct. 13, Women in Security: A Personal Perspective, will feature MCC alumna Jessica McCain and her story about her educational path to a career in cyber security. On Oct. 20, Socially Safe: Social Media and You, will explore how individuals can stay safe online by going beyond antivirus software. The final workshop on Oct. 27, Cyber Security and National Infrastructure Protection, will include a panel of experts for a discussion focused on protecting power grids, water distribution systems and other infrastructure.

 

For more information, call 531-MCC-2238. 

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.