Virginia Cyber Security Commission 2015 Town Hall Series underway

The Virginia Cyber Security Commission 2015 Town Hall Series is underway, offering attendees a chance to interact with industry experts from both the public and private sectors.

In February of last year, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the creation of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission. It is co-chaired by Secretary of Technology Karen Jackson and Richard Clarke, Chairman and CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Interos Solutions, Inc. President and CEO Jennifer Bisceglie is a member of the Commission, and the Chair for the Public Awareness and Outreach Working Group.

“This group of experts, industry leaders, and administration officials will work together to identify ways in which the public and private sector can work together to bolster Virginia’s cyber security industry so we can expand Virginia’s economic footprint in cyber technology and protect the Commonwealth from cyber threats,” Governor McAuliffe said, in a statement, last May.

The 2015 Town Hall Series has been a part of the Commission’s efforts to introduce the public to its mission.

“Getting out to more of the remote areas of Virginia has been important to the people that live and do business there.  We so frequently focus on northern Virginia to solve our problems.  Cyber security is everyone’s concern and the involvement and feedback we’ve gotten across the Commonwealth has confirmed we’re doing the right thing by expanding the conversation,” said Bisceglie.

The first Town Hall was held Feb. 24 at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Jonathan Whitt, President/CEO of the Blacksburg Tech Council, kicked off the Town Hall Series on Feb. 24.

Jonathan Whitt, President/CEO of the Blacksburg Tech Council, kicked off the Town Hall Series on Feb. 24.

The second event was held March 23 at New College Institute in Martinsville.  Bisceglie participated in a panel discussion, along with Rhonda Eldridge, of Technica Corporation, and Rear Admiral Bob Day, U.S. Coast Guard (ret.).

“If the bad guys want to get in, they will,” said Tom Bowers, with the Virginia Cyber Security Partnership, during the March 23 Town Hall event.

“If the bad guys want to get in, they will,” said Tom Bowers, with the Virginia Cyber Security Partnership, during the March 23 Town Hall event.

Three more Town Hall events are planned through June:

  • April 24: James Madison University, Harrisonburg
  • April 30: University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • June 9: Norfolk State University, Norfolk

Click here to learn how to register. A webcast option is available for the April 30 and June 9 events.

Follow Interos Solutions, Inc. on Twitter for updates from the upcoming Town Hall events.

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