Norwich University launches cybersecurity awareness month


Oct. 3, 2016

On Friday, Sept. 30, President Richard W. Schneider signed a university proclamation officially launching Cybersecurity Awareness Month at Norwich University, a national leader in cybersecurity and digital forensics education.                                         

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and this year Norwich is taking up the charge of engaging the entire Norwich community and surrounding Northfield and central Vermont community on this important topic with both internal activities and several presentations, which are free and open to the public.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 1-2 p.m. in Plumley Armory, Norwich presents “The Cyber-Threat Landscape,” a keynote presentation by Stacey Wright from the Multi State-Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) of Albany, New York. In this engaging presentation, Wright will introduce the current cyber threat environment and the simple steps everyone can take to protect themselves. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend this talk and to participate in the Q and A after.

Wright is the Intel Program Manager at the Center for Internet Security (CIS), where she leads the Intel Team for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). The Intel Team focuses on providing strategic, operational, and tactical cyber-threat intelligence on state, local, tribal, and territorial government cyber issues, and is dedicated to providing comprehensive, actionable intelligence analysis. Prior to her employment at CIS, Wright was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber-intelligence program, and served as the FBI’s liaison to MS-ISAC.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, from 2-4 p.m. in Dole Auditorium, come hear presentations by members of the Albany, N.Y., FBI.

On Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. in Partridge 125, come hear from Heather Roszkowski NU’00 & M’08,Chief Information Security Officer at University of Vermont Medical Center, a five-hospital system serving the residents of Vermont and northern New York. Roszkowski brings 11 years of experience in communications and computer information security to her position from the U.S. Army. She has worked in healthcare since leaving active duty in 2011. Roszkowski holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Management, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Security from Norwich University.

In addition to faculty and staff trainings, Norwich University is also offering contests for the Norwich community that will test cyber-knowledge and provide information on cyber-safety and other ways to exercise caution and discretion when using technology. Challenges and quizzes will be offered every Wednesday in October; students will staff a cybersecurity table at the dining hall to answer questions; and there will be various other presentations in classrooms throughout the month.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) 

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