Cyber safety summit to take place Oct. 30


Marshall 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.

Sammons said that reservations can be made up to noon Monday, Oct. 29.

The summit will take place in the Joan C. Edwards Playhouse and the Memorial Student Center  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.

View the program flyer at  http://www.marshall.edu/wamnewsletter/files/2012/10/CyberSafetySummit_103012.pdf.