MTSU symposium will help community combat ‘cyberth...

MTSU symposium will help community combat ‘cyberthreats’

MTSU’s 2014 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit, set May 5-6 on campus, is aiming to help public and private-sector operations that want to protect their operations from online attack.

The theme of the summit, sponsored by MTSU’s Forensic Institute for Research and Education, is “Security Essentials.”

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It’s open to the public at no charge, organizers say, and should be of particular interest to government agencies at all levels, as well as the utility, education, health care, transportation and financial services industries and other businesses.

The summit will address criminal, intelligence, disruptive and information cyberthreats and show how a company or agency can work to protect its assets and reputation from external or internal electronic breaches of its security, confidentiality and data.

Speakers at the two-day event will include representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Microsoft Corp., digital forensics company Stroz Friedberg and RSA, the security division of data management giant EMC Corporation.

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, including an agenda, please visit FIRE’s training event page, or contact FIRE at 615-898-2221 or

Along with FIRE, the 2014 Middle Tennessee Cyber Summit is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs.

— Gina E. Fann (