Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Office of Technology announced today that online registration for the free informational seminar on cyber security, risk management and privacy issues, sponsored by the West Virginia Office of Technology will close on Friday, October 16, 2009. This event will be conducted from 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, October 19, at the West Virginia Culture Center, in Charleston.
The program is targeted for public sector officials and employees, although the general public and private sector companies are also encouraged to attend.
Gov. Joe Manchin is scheduled to attend to proclaim October as National Information and Cyber Security Month in West Virginia. The governor will be joined by the state’s Chief Technology Officer Kyle Schafer and other privacy and emergency management officers within West Virginia.
In addition to the Governor and state officials, featured speakers and guests for the event include:
· Ira Winkler, author of “Zen and the Art of Information Security” and “Spies Among Us;”
· Patrick Gray, senior security strategist at Cisco and a 20-year veteran of the FBI, to focus on threat vectors and risks of public sector data; and
· Perry Carpenter, Gartner research director on information security and privacy, on the value of information and cyber security awareness.
· Greg Schaffer, Assistant Secretary of Cyber Security and Communication for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to discuss the importance of federal and state partnership for secure information systems.
Attendance is free; however, attendees are encouraged to pre-register at www.wv.gov/services/pages/infosec-conference.aspx, though on-site registration will be available at the event.