Tag: Cybersecurity

Byte Size: Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attacks

The theft of digital information has become the norm in today’s society. Participants will receive key insights on the cyber threat landscape and learn best practices on how to protect their businesses from cyber attacks.

Topics that will be covered:

  • Discussion of Cyber Threats
  • Cybersecurity Best Practices
  • Identifying & Protecting Critical Records
  • Accessing Cybersecurity Tools & Resources
  • Cyber Insurance


Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

The Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) is pleased to sponsor the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech and Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The Federal Government is seeking top information technology and cybersecurity talent to fill hundreds of positions needed to modernize legacy IT and strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical infrastructure across our nation.

Over twenty federal agencies will be collectively recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates on-the-spot in a streamlined hiring process. Additionally, participants will have access to free training seminars that will cover resume writing, interviewing, and applying to federal positions.

Eventbrite registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/federal-techcyber-hiring-and-recruitment-event-november-6-and-7-2017-tickets-36812803085?aff=es2

Women in Cybersecurity

This event brings together female thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the status of women in the cybersecurity profession. The conversation will analyze the benefits of increased diversity and strategies that can be implemented to promote diversity in the cybersecurity workforce. In partnership with Trend Micro and New America.

You can watch via webcast as well:  http://webcast.fiu.edu/ 


Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection Subcommittee

The purpose of this hearing is to provide members the opportunity to hear from witnesses who have studied the issues of cyber security workforce recruitment and retention, as well as those who have had instituted successful recruitment and retention programs for their own workforce.

Important Link: https://homeland.house.gov/hearing/challenges-recruiting-retaining-cybersecurity-workforce/ 

US Chamber 6th Annual Cybersecurity Summit

Event Description: On October 4, join more than 200 senior representatives from industry and government at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Sixth Annual Cybersecurity Summit: Get Your Hack Together. As the leading cybersecurity forum in the nation’s capital, renowned experts will dive into the day’s biggest issues, tackling major challenges facing government and the private sector. Featured speakers will include Michael Daniel, former Cybersecurity Advisor, The White House; Gen. Michael Hayden (USAF, ret.), former Director of the CIA and the NSA; Michael Morell, former Acting Director, the CIA; and Theresa Payton, former Chief Information Officer, The White House.

– https://www.uschamber.com/event/sixth-annual-cybersecurity-summit

Joint Vendor Outreach Event Doing Business with Miami-Dade County & FIU

Learn how to grow your business via contracting opportunities with Miami-Dade County and Florida International University. This powerful networking / outreach event will also include a value-added “Lunch-N-Learn”, under the theme: “Cybersecurity”. This workshop will be a forum where business owners will learn how to take practical measures to protect their business from cyber threats:

  • Explore possible contracting opportunities with many Miami-Dade County agencies and FIU Departments.
  • Build relationships with large prime contractors and subcontractors.
  •  Learn how to become certified as a Small Business Enterprise.
  • Ensure proper vendor registration.
  • What are the biggest cyber threats for small businesses?
  • How do I best protect my business against a cyber-breach?


Keep Up Your Guard: Cyber Threats & How to Protect Your Business

Keep Up Your Guard: Cyber Threats & How to Protect Your Business




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Chase and the Florida SBDC at FIU are joining forces to expand the “Connecting Minds” event series in Miami — a new series designed to help small business owners bolster their success through access to relationships, experts in critical topics, and resources to fund and grow their businesses.


The theft of digital information has become the norm in today’s society.  Attendees will receive key insights on the cyber threat landscape and learn best practices on how to protect their businesses from cyber attacks. 


Panelists include top experts from the U.S. Secret Service, the State of Florida, Chase, Florida International University and other IT Security professionals.

Jack D. Gordon Institute: Securing and Growing the Digital Economy – Panel Discussion

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Join the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Technology Committee as cyber policy experts discuss the Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity’s recently released report on “Securing and Growing the Digital Economy.” The report outlines recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in the public and private sectors, as well federal governance, critical infrastructure, cybersecurity research and development, cybersecurity workforce, public awareness and education, state and local government cybersecurity, insurance and international issue.

Panelists include:

Angel Petisco, CIO and Director of Information Technology, Miami-Dade County

Brian Fonseca, Director, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy

Mark Deen, Adjunct Professor, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Senior Cybersecurity Engineer, United Data Technology

The program is free and open to the public. For more information call (305) 348-2977.

Cybersecurity Leadership & Strategy Executive Certificate Program

This two-day advanced certificate program will consist of the Enterprise Track, and National and Public Security Track. Participants will learn about organizational structures, processes and legal considerations, as well as be exposed to strategies and how to effectively implement such strategies in the workplace.

Taking place on October 11-12, 2016, this program is designed for lawyers, policy makers, government officials, advisors, business leaders and professionals in the industries of education, finance, energy, healthcare, entertainment, security, national defense and more. 

For more information, please visit https://business.fiu.edu/executive-education/cybersecurity/index.cfm or email epe@fiu.edu or call 305-348-4217

The Dark Side of The Web: Cyber Threats in The 21st Century

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From critical infrastructure to individual liberties, security and prosperity in the 21stcentury will depend on our ability to mitigate cyber threats and maintain an open and secure Internet. Global demands of the business and civic sectors require transformational thinking. To that end, FIU is driving policy innovation through its international cyber security forum. Join the Green School as we discuss the policies and strategies needed to mitigate cyber threats and defend national security and financial interests.

Presented by: FIU Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Event Registration: opens at 2:45 PM, with Cafecito Break at 3:05 PM prior to lecture

RSVP: washingtondc.fiu.edu/launch

Innovating a Security Paradigm for the 21st Century

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Ruth K. & Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series
Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs

Innovating a Security Paradigm for the 21st Century

A Conversation with Ian McPherson and Bill Zizic , KPMG

Thursday, April 14, 2016 | 2 PM | FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus | GC 150
Ian McPherson is Principal of KPMG’s Justice & Security practice in North America and a member of the Global Center of Excellence for Justice & Security. Currently Mr. McPherson provides a broad range of strategic security advice to executives in both the public and private sectors, such as police forces, government agencies, mining and retail corporations. This includes integrated security strategies including physical, cyber and people, to implementing operational strategies. Previously, Mr. McPherson led the largest command in the Metropolitan Police Service in London, which consists of 32 divisions, control rooms and custody units, and 36,000 police officers, staff and volunteers. As Chief Constable and Assistant Commissioner, he was responsible for developing an innovative, modernization program to increase efficiency and effectiveness while continuing to cut crime in the United Kingdom’s capital. 
Bill Zizic is a Director in KPMG’s Justice & Security practice with over 10 years of strategic and operational improvement experience serving clients across both private and public industry sectors. Mr. Zizic’s current focus is helping corporate security, law enforcement and criminal justice agencies become more effective, efficient and proactive in achieving their goals. He was a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business. He has significant experience leading security and organizational strategy, operations, resilience and governance improvement engagements. Bill has also served many agencies in the criminal justice sector, including law enforcement; courts and district attorneys; probation and community supervision domains. Mr. Zizic has delivered more than 60 client engagements, helping them achieve higher levels of performance in delivering quality and efficiency to customers and stakeholders.


This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 305-348-7266.

Co-sponsored by:
Department of Criminal Justice • Department of Politics and International Relations • Jack D. Gordon Institute of Public Policy • Office of Global Learning Initiatives