February 13, 2015

FBI and Partners Promoting Cyber Security Today in Burien

Right now, in cities around the country—including Burien, Washington—the FBI, Department of Justice, and U.S. Secret Service are co-hosting National Cybersecurity Open Houses to discuss the latest threats and protective measures with invited guests from the private sector. The Burien event at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission is also co-hosted with the cyber security non-profit organization Online Trust Alliance.

Following a live video feed showing The White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection taking place at Stanford University, the Burien Open House will present an in-person panel discussion about cybersecurity and data privacy, including representatives from the hosting organizations.

The FBI will be represented by Timothy Wallach, Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) over the FBI’s Seattle Cyber Task Force. “Cyber threats continue to evolve, and governments, businesses and private consumers need to similarly evolve to protect themselves,” notes SSA Wallach. “The pillars of data security are digital literacy, up-to-date awareness of threats and active security protocols. Anyone who wants to protect themselves online needs to start with educating themselves in those areas, not once but continually.”