Workshops Target Awareness of Cyber Security | Business
Protecting information online will be the focus of two upcoming federally sponsored workshops.
Clark County will host two initial kickoff workshops at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Wednesday to provide an overview of cyber security awareness training that Nevada has been selected by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to receive.
The training, part of the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model program, helps communities in assessing their cyber security awareness, response and recovery capabilities through a series of classes, exercises and post-exercise assessments. Training participants include government leaders, agency directors and business and industry executives. Clark and Washoe counties were the two communities selected to participate in the 14-month program, and Nevada is one of two states in the country chosen.
“With the Internet touching everything we do, understanding cyber security is critical in today’s world,” explained Laura Fucci, the County’s Chief Information Officer. “Our businesses and government services would be severely impacted if access to information flowing across our networks should become unavailable.”
The program, which is administered by the University of Texas-based Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, works closely with chief information officers on implementation but is designed to help private and public sector leaders become more aware of cyber technology issues so they can better assist their organizations in responding to any security threats that may arise.
The workshops will be held in ODC3, located on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The sessions are identical and both will last one hour.