SRU’s GCAC to host cyber threats to businesses seminar


cyber security

July 24, 2015

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Government Contracting Assistance Center will host a free seminar concerning Cyber Threats to Businesses from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 13, 2015 at The Center for Innovation at Southpointe, Bailey Center II Building in Canonsburg.

A cyber threat is defined as the possibility of a malicious attempt to damage or disrupt a computer network or system. These threats can come from a variety of sources such as hostile governments, terrorists groups, disgruntled employees and other malicious intruders. This free seminar will address cyber threats directed at small to mid-sized companies and the damage that can happen when a network or system is compromised. FBI Special Agent Michelle Pirtle will discuss current technical vulnerabilities and cyber threats for the purpose of helping companies become resilient to a cyber incident.

Pirtle will also cover the importance of working together through InfraGard - a partnership between the FBI and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of persons who represent businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the U.S.

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For additional information contact Renee Decker at 724.738.2346 or

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