CYBER-SECURITY SEMINAR “WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU” OCT. 22 AT CT DEPT. OF LABOR IN WETHERSFIELD

WETHERSFIELD – Ways for employers to combat cyber-attacks such as data theft and the exposing of confidential information will be discussed at an October 22 breakfast seminar, “Cyber Security: What you Don’t Know Can Hurt You,” sponsored by the state Department of Labor.

The featured speaker is Saaid Elhadad, assistant professor of Networking and Cyber Security at Hartford’s Capital Community College, who will detail the consequences of cyber attacks, the steps that can be taken to combat the loss of sensitive data, and effective ways to respond.

The seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard, with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.

“Whether the hacker’s target is your personal computer or your company’s entire database, this seminar will provide tools for mitigating risks that can occur when a network breach occurs,” state Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby said. “Employers will learn how to recognize and prevent cyber attacks, and steps to take if a hacker has been successful.”

Sponsored by the agency’s Office of Workforce Competitiveness and the CT Employment and Training Commission, the $25 seminar fee includes materials and breakfast. To register, please visit https://cyberbusiness.eventbrite.com. Those with questions or needing additional information can contact Mark Stankiewicz at mark.stankiewicz@ct.gov or 860-263-6518.

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