FBI to Talk About Cybersecurity at MHCC

Posted February 25, 2013

Portland-area FBI agent Phil Slinkard will discuss cybersecurity and the effects of the cyber war on the United States, March 4, 4 p.m., in room AC1271 at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC).

The event is free and open to the public, with limiting seating. Parking is free on all MHCC campuses, no permit required. MHCC is located at 26000 S.E. Stark Street in Gresham.

President Barak Obama has declared that the “cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation” and that “America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cybersecurity.” MHCC began a two-year Networking and Cybersecurity program last fall to prepare graduates for promising careers in this important new field.

“While the United States is the most technologically advanced nation in the world, most people do not realize just how vulnerable we are,” says Wayne Machuca, Ph.D., MHCC computer information systems /Web instructor. “The widespread use of everything mobile has put us at great risk.”

The personal, economic and national security risks range from the annoying (such as someone hacking your medical records) to the life-threatening (such as a terrorist attack on the power grid or on air traffic control).

For more information, please contact the Office of College Advancement, 503-491-7204 or news@mhcc.edu

 

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