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Published 1/14/2004
Cyber-Security Expert to Speak at Owens, Jan. 21

Northwest Ohio residents interested in enhancing their knowledge of cyber- security are invited to attend an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Seminar at Owens Community College. The event will occur on Wednesday, January 21.

Sponsored by the ISSA, the seminar will be held from 6-8 p.m. in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts Room 206 on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road, four miles from Downtown Toledo.

“Owens Community College is proud to host such an informative seminar affecting virtually all citizens throughout the country,” said D’Naie Jacobs, Owens Chair of Information Technologies. “Reducing the risk of a terrorist attack – especially on the cyber-level – is a priority that can no longer be ignored.”

The ISSA is a not-for-profit international organization dedicated to providing educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that are related to information systems security. Comprised of information security professionals and practitioners, the organization strives to promote management practices that will ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources.

Dave Barnes, Computer Forensics Expert from the FBI’s Toledo Office, will serve as the keynote speaker for the event. The topic of his discussion will focus on the current state of national security with regards to cyber-security and the role it plays within the private sector. In addition, Barnes will make special note of the document entitled Request for Comments (RFC) 1087.

Widely known as a statement on ethical uses of the Internet, RFC 1087 is regarded a revolutionary document that refers to the Internet as an infrastructure with similar characteristics to a highway, railway or water reservoir. The Internet Architecture Board, an organization funded by the Internet Society to explore Internet research and development, created the original document in 1989. A significant portion of today’s modern Internet ethics and security practices relate to the content found in RFC 1087.

Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call (567) 661-7241 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7241.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


 

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