FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 22, 2012
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


Cyber safety summit takes place Oct. 30 at Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University is sponsoring a free cyber safety summit beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, according to John Sammons, assistant professor of Integrated Science and Technology and director of the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

 

The summit will take place in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse and the Memorial Student Center  on the Huntington campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is for adults, college students and younger students aged 12-14.

 

During the sessions, participants can learn how to prevent cyber bullying, keep themselves and their families safe online, handle the dangers of social media, keep their information and computers safe and identify scams. In addition, they can find out how and why criminals target them and more.

 

The event is sponsored by the Department of Integrated Science & Technology, the FBI, and the Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence.

 

To reserve a seat, e-mail sammons17@gapps.marshall.edu.



For further information, contact:  Office of University Communications
Marshall University | 213 Old Main | Huntington, WV 25755-1090
Fax: (304) 696-3197