FARMINGTON - Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the community to “Security: Global, Cyber and You,” at its annual Economic Breakfast and Networking Event on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 a.m., at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 42 Century Drive, Bristol.
The panel will discuss trending topics and field questions about the everyday threats and risks corporations and individuals face today.
Cyber crime will cost the world more than $6 trillion annually by 2021, and continues to be a great threat to companies large and small, according to global cyber economy researcher Cybersecurity Ventures. The company predicts that a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds by 2021.
The panel of security experts, moderated by NBC Connecticut reporter and anchor Dan Corcoran, include:
Mike Heimbach, vice president for global security and facilities at ESPN.
Aaron Sherman, senior director of cyber threat intelligence for Braintrace.
Matt Lidestri, associate vice president of information security for COCC.
Matt Kozloski, vice president of professional services at Winslow Technology Group LLC.
Proceeds from the breakfast will support student scholarships and campus initiatives at Tunxis Community College.
Sponsorship levels and program book ads are still available. Individual admission is $70 and is tax-deductible. Tickets and sponsorships must be reserved by Friday, Oct. 4, which can be purchased online at tunxis.edu/donate or www.tunxisfoundation.org . For more information, call 860-773-1357 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of faculty, business, and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for the college to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts, and student veterans.