Reminder: Free 'Spooky Security' Cyber Security Brown Bag Session Oct. 29

Oct. 25. 2013

NSCAM Button 200 x 200In recognition of the 10th anniversary of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the city of Phoenix Information Security and Privacy Office (ISPO) is hosting a free cyber security awareness session from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Calvin C. Goode Building, 251 W. Washington St., room 10 East. The featured speaker is computer and network security consultant Hunter Storm.   

The Halloween-themed session, “Spooky Security,” will cover information security topics in a humorous way by using classic movie monsters and horror flick themes.   Bring your lunch and learn easy, specific steps you and your family can take to stay safe and have fun online.  No registration is needed to attend the lunch and learn.  There will be donated door prizes and handouts, and the first 80 attendees will each receive a free 2014 Cyber Security Calendar.

NCSAM is an annual public awareness campaign to empower citizens, businesses, government, and schools to improve their cyber security preparedness by protecting their computers and, in turn, our nation’s critical cyber infrastructure.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA), and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), are the champions and founders of NCSAM and work together during the month of October to increase cyber security awareness.

The ISPO is a division of the city of Phoenix Information Technology Services department and provides strategic oversight, direction and coordination for the city’s information security and privacy programs based on internationally recognized information security governance best practices.

Storm is a security consultant with deep hands-on technical experience and the ability to translate business needs into practical technical specifications.  Her specialties include Security and Systems Architecture, Risk Assessment, Mitigation, and Management, and IT Operations, Systems and Network Administration.  Storm’s background includes roles such as Information Security Engineer, Systems Architect, and Chief Security Officer for Fortune 100 corporations.  She is a member of Mensa, multiple security and audit professional organizations, and the ITT Technical Institute Advisory Committee for the School of Information Technology.  Author of the by Storm™ series including Body by Storm™ and Motorcycling by Storm™: Bikesexual™, Storm is a great believer in work / life balance, self-actualization, and making potentially dull topics fun and interesting.

For questions regarding the session, or for more information about the ISPO, visit phoenix.gov/infosec or send an e-mail to ISPO@phoenix.gov.  
 

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