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Collin College Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

September 18, 2015 – Internet security experts from around the state will gather at Collin College for its third semi-annual Cybesecurity Conference, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 2-3 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. The conference is open to the general public. More information is available at www.ntxissa.org .

The conference is a joint effort between the Collin College department of engineering, the North Texas chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and the student chapter of the ISSA at Collin College to bring together professionals in the cybersecurity industry, give them a chance to share information and get updated on what is going on in the cybersecurity world. Representatives from top tech companies in the area and law enforcement will present the latest information on how to safeguard information systems.

“They’re going to be talking about threats that are out there, various modes of cyber attack that businesses are facing and methods of protecting against those attacks,” Collin College Dean Jon Hardesty said. “Cybersecurity is one of those things that people hear about in the news, but don’t always realize how damaging it could potentially be for a lot of these businesses.”

The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2, and from 8 a.m.-2:25 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 3. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and sessions start at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Tickets will be available at the door or for a reduced price at www.ntxissa.org/event/third-semi-annual-cyber-security-conference before the conference begins. Cost for students with ID is $15 for pre-registered tickets paid in advance online. Student tickets at the door are $20. All other tickets are $30 pre-registered and paid in advance online or $40 at the event.

All proceeds benefit the Student Chapter of the ISSA at Collin College and scholarships for Cybersecurity students at Collin College.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.

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