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Media Advisory: Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery

March 5, 2008

Contact: Janis Rose, 217/206-8246, jrose2@uis.edu

What: "Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery: Protecting Our Infrastructure Assets," a daylong conference on security issues

When & Where: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday, March 7
Public Affairs Center at UIS, lower-level conference rooms

Each session will presented twice: at 9:15 and again at 10:30.

Conference staff will be available to provide room locations.

At 1:45, all presenters will take part in a panel session that will focus on questions from the audience.

Details: Scheduled speakers include an FBI response team, who will make a presentation on "Incident Response: The Inside-School Shooter," and a representative from the FDIC, who will speak on "Digital Robbery."

Other speakers will focus on security issues and disaster recovery from various perspectives, including education, banking and finance, information technology, communications, and private sector business.

Mark Cheviron, corporate vice president and director of security, Archer Daniels Midland, will deliver the keynote address on "Role of the Private Sector in Protecting America's Critical Infrastructure" at 12:45 p.m.

For details, contact conference chair Janis Rose at 206-8246, or go to www.infragard-illinois.org/conference08.htm.



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