Officials see ‘tremendous spike’ in cyber attacks, holding workshop on how to stay secure
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - As we become more connected, it is important to know cyber-criminals are getting smarter. Officials say there has been a tremendous spike in attacks since the start of the pandemic.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome proclaimed October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, where they are focus on educating city-parish employees and Baton Rouge residents on being smart while online.
There will be a virtual workshop at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25.
The virtual workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, click here.
Here is the agenda:
- Welcome and Introduction Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Eric Romero, Director of Information Services
- How to Avoid Common Cyber Attacks Adam Arceneaux, CMA Technology Solutions
- Cyber Threats Against Families and Youth Jared Cavalier, Catholic High School
- How to Protect against Banking and Identity Theft Kevin Thompkins, JPMorgan Chase
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