CHARLESTON, WV – IT Students at West Virginia Junior College Charleston attended an Information Security Conference on October 2, 2013 at the Charleston Civic Center. The event featured a variety of presentations delivered by experts in the areas of cyber threats, effective practices to safeguard systems and data, with an emphasis on individual accountability, risk management, and privacy issues.
The conference was hosted by Jim Richards, the State’s Chief Information Security Officer. Speakers included employees from SANS Institute, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Verizon’s RISK Team. Students had the chance to learn more about information security and meet professionals from all over the state.
Tom Pinkerton, IT Coordinator and Network Administrator at WVJC Charleston really enjoyed the event and found it beneficial to the students. He stated, “WVJC continues to demonstrate excellence in the area of IT education by immersing the students in practical, real-world events such as this cyber security conference. Through the conference, our students were able to learn how security will be impacting their day-to-day work as IT professionals and see how other organizations – ranging from private section businesses to state government agencies and law enforcement – are dealing with today’s cyber security challenges.”