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SCC Hosting Fifth Annual Cyber Security Conference

No doubt you’ve heard news accounts about credit card and Social Security numbers being stolen, as well as the spread of e-mail viruses. It’s possible you may have been a victim yourself.

One of the best defenses is understanding the risks, what some of the basic terms mean, and what you can do to protect yourself against them.

Southeast Community College’s Continuing Education Division is hosting the Fifth Annual Nebraska Cyber Security Conference. The event is being held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 4, at SCC’s Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln.

Lunch is provided in the registration fee of $99 per person. Space is limited to the first 150 participants. To register, contact Marguerite Himmelberg at 1-800-828-0072 ext. 3388, (402) 323-3388, or [email protected]. For more information, go to www.cio.ne.gov/cybersecurity/events/.

The conference is produced in partnership with the state of Nebraska Office of the CIO, Nebraska Educational Television and SCC.

Keynote speakers are Dr. Blaine Burnham and Greg Metzler. The topic to be covered is the latest cyber threats for small and medium businesses.

A workshop will be conducted by Ernest Staats that will cover the inner workings, tools and methodologies of modern-day attackers.

A mix of beginner and intermediate sessions will be offered covering a variety of topics.

About Derek Nester

Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids, and graduated from Valley Heights High School in May of 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communication. After stops at KFRM and KCLY radio in Clay Center, he joined KNDY in 2002 as a board operator and play by play announcer. Derek is now responsible for the digital content of Dierking Communications, Inc. 6 radio stations. In 2005 Derek joined the staff of KCFX radio in Kansas City as a production assistant for the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, which airs on 69 radio stations across 9 Midwest states.