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Protect Your Organization - Become A Cyber Hero

Protecting your business or organization form computer hackers is a never ending job.

To help keep vital computer systems and networks safe and secure, Nicolet College is sponsoring a two-day Cyber Hero Academy Feb. 27 and 28 led by a national expert who will offer a multitude of strategies and techniques that can be applied to keep hackers out and your computer network protected.

While the Academy is open to anyone, professionals from small and medium sized businesses as well as local government entities and municipalities are especially encouraged to attend, said Nicolet Chief Information Officer Greg Miljevich, who helped organize the academy.

“Large organization often have the resources to have robust IT security teams,” Miljevich said. “What we’ve found is that many small and medium sized organizations in the Northwoods simply don’t have the same means. The overall focus over the two days will be to help professionals in these organizations with a variety of their IT security needs.”

The Academy will be taught by Kevin Hayes, chief information security officer at Merit Network, Inc. in Ann Arbor, Mich. Hayes has extensive experience in the field of IT security with almost 15 years of professional working knowledge of the industry. He is a part-time instructor for Wayne State University College of Engineering, teaching Intro to Applied Cybersecurity and Network Penetration Testing courses. Hayes is also a frequent presenter at regional and national technology and cybersecurity conferences, including Educause, Merit, ISACA, and MUSIC. He is a member of REN-ISAC, a higher education and research cyber security collaboration organization; a team leader for the Michigan Cyber Civilian Corps (MiC3), and a member of Information Systems Audit and Control Association and FBI Infragard (Detroit Chapter).

The Cyber Hero Academy will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday Feb. 28, in Northwoods Center 207-209 on the Rhinelander Campus.

Cost is $1,295 and includes meals both days. Learn more and register here or call (715) 365-4544.