HAMLET – Covid-19 has put a lot of pressure on personal and business services to go virtual. While convenient, this move to do more online has made more people subject to identity theft and fraud.
For this reason, Richmond Community College will host this year’s Cyber Security Summit titled “Think Your Identity is Safe? Think Again.” The college invites its community partners to attend a summit on Nov. 8 in the Robinett Building from 3 to 5 p.m. to discuss how prevalent identity theft and fraud are and how to prevent these nefarious cyber activities.
The summit’s keynote speaker will be Rob Carson, founder and CEO of SemperSec, a company that helps small to midsize businesses streamline security compliance programs.
Carson has over a decade of experience working in information security management. He has held positions as Vice President of Operations at InteliSecure, Director of Security at Cherwell Software, and Director of Programmatic Services at Celsus Advisory Group. In addition to his private sector experience, Carson served as an infantry officer in the United States Marine Corps for seven years.
Representatives from law enforcement, the judicial system, healthcare and the financial community will also be guest speakers for the Cyber Security Summit.
Cpt. Steve Odom, who is with the Rockingham Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, will talk about identity fraud and identity theft investigations, and a representative from the Richmond County District Attorney’s Office will discuss how to prosecute these types of cases.
Representatives from FirstHealth of the Carolinas and First Bank will also address the impact of identity theft and fraud in their industries, and RichmondCC cybersecurity instructor Brian Goodman will give a tour of the cybersecurity classroom and lab, located in the Robinette Building.
To register for the summit, visit https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=400420059. If you have questions, contact RichmondCC Small Business Center Director Butch Farrah at 910-410-1687 or email@example.com.