Combating Cyber Crime

When:
February 22, 2013 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where:
Northwest State Community College
Archbold
OH 43502
USA
Contact:
Bethany Goodman202-225-6405

This informational meeting is being hosted by Congressman Bob Latta (OH-5)

Cyber-crime is a very real threat to businesses in the Fifth Congressional District of Ohio and across America.  To learn more about the important topic of cyber security, please come to an informational cyber security seminar that I am hosting in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on Friday, February 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio.  The seminar is entitled “Combating Cyber Crime: How to Protect Your Identity and Business Online” and will be held in the Voinovich Auditorium.

Without question, cyber-crime affects everyone and cyber security is critical for any business with an online presence.  According to Symantec’s 2011 State of Security report, 71 percent of companies experienced some form of cyber-attack in that year; and on the consumer side, the 2012 Norton Cybercrime Report estimates that globally, there are 18 victims of cybercrime per second.  These statistics can represent lost productivity and intellectual property, unexpected costs, identity theft, and other problematic effects.  The good news is that awareness and preventive steps can go a long way in protecting your business.  The February 22 session will feature presentations with practical information and tips by the Cleveland FBI Cyber Action Team.

Cyber security cannot be ignored.  After participating in the House Republican Cyber security Task Force and the bipartisan Communications and Technology Cyber security Working Group, I feel strongly about this issue and want to make sure that businesses in Ohio are informed and well-equipped to deal with cyber-attacks.  I hosted a similar event last year and the information was so well received, that I am offering the opportunity again.  I encourage you, or one of your colleagues, to attend this free and important seminar.  Please contact Bethany Goodman in my office at (202) 225-6405, or bethany.goodman@mail.house.gov, to RSVP.

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