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Essentials of Community Cyber Security
Date: 5/13/2014
Location: Bismarck
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The Essentials of Community Cyber Security (ECCS) course provides individuals, community leaders, and first-responders with information on how cyber attacks can impact, prevent, and/or stop operations and emergency responses in a community. The course also provides a cursory introduction to cyber security vulnerabilities, risks, threats, and countermeasures. It explains vulnerabilities of computer systems and networks and how these vulnerabilities can affect communities, organizations, and daily workplace operations. The course introduces actions communities can take in establishing a cyber security program. The course provides participants with an awareness of issues. It gives an overview of threats and vulnerabilities, without going into too many details, to highlight the potential impact a cyber attack could have. Participants discuss some of the fundamental activities needed to develop a cyber security program, without addressing the technical details of how to secure critical infrastructures. The course introduces the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model (CCSMM) as a framework for understanding community cyber security and offers a brief introduction to low-cost or no-cost approaches to securing a community against cyber security threats and attacks. The course sets the stage for further efforts in which a community can build a cyber security program.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:

•Recognize why community cyber security is important.
•Recognize the characteristics of a community cyber security program.

The target audience is personnel involved with critical infrastructure, emergency operations, and incident response in public or private organizations, including state, county, and municipal officials; members of industry affiliations and chambers of commerce.

Staff from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) will be teaching this course four hour course.

The class will be held at the Comfort Inn, 1030 E Interstate Ave, Bismarck, ND, May 13, 2013, 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

Please also join us for "The EOC's Role in Community Cyber Security" beginning May 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm and running through May 14, 2013.

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