U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia
(304) 234-0100
November 16, 2015

Upcoming Symposium Will Educate Businesses, Highlight Latest Cyber Security Trends

FAIRMONT, WV—On Friday, November 20, 2015, the United States Attorney’s Office will host the Northern West Virginia Cybersecurity Symposium, an educational forum designed to empower businesses and organizations to more effectively anticipate, mitigate, and respond to cyber threats to their technology infrastructures.

The symposium, which is being co-sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will feature presentations by the FBI, the United States Secret Service, the Depart of Justice Computer Crimes and Intellectual Property Section, and the United States Attorney’s Offices for the Southern District of West Virginia, the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the District of Maryland. A reservation is required in order to attend.

“Modern technology and business infrastructures are constantly evolving,” noted United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II. “That evolution can be an invaluable asset, allowing for improved communication and access to information. On the other hand, increased reliance on rapidly changing technology also increases the risk of cyber threats, including data breaches and stolen information. With a variety of businesses, educational institutions, and health care systems in the region, the Northern District of West Virginia is not immune from these threats. We’re excited to be able to provide education on how to recognize and prepare for cyber risks and how to respond when those risks materialize.”

The symposium will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Friday at the Robert H. Mollohan Research Center in Fairmont. Businesses, corporate representatives, and individuals interested in obtaining additional information or registering should contact the United States Attorney’s Office by calling (304) 234-0100 or e-mailing ashley.lough@usdoj.gov

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