Everyone invited to ‘A Cyber Security Discussion' at NIC April 21

The public is invited to a panel of experts discussing cyber security from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Edminster Student Union Building Driftwood Bay Room on North Idaho College’s main campus.

“NIC Computer Science and Technology Club members have organized a panel discussion to help students, families, and businesses learn how to secure their personal data,” said Shelley Cobetto, club advisor and NIC computer lab supervisor. “We are opening the discussion: How secure is your data? We want the community to be aware of the dangers of cyber crime and what preventable measures can be taken.”

Panelists will include Chelsea Maguire, development director for the Better Business Bureau – Northwest; Michael Meline, data security director for Kootenai Health; and Ken Wardinsky, NIC chief information officer.

“Cyber crimes are on the increase. Cyber criminals feed off of your personal data for their own gain. It’s very disturbing to hear of elderly couples getting conned out of their savings due to the wrong click in an email, or a local college student having their personal information being stolen by a simple hack of a social media page, or a patient’s medical records being held for ransom. We want to help prevent that.”

The event is free and open to the public.

Posted: Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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