Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition Breakfast
Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition hosts a Kick-Off Breakfast on October 6, 2010
Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition is pleased to host a Cyber Security Awareness Kick-Off breakfast on October 6, 2010. Founded in 2009, the Cyber Citizenship Coalition's mission is to raise awareness and provide county residents with the tools and resources to be good cyber citizens. Coalition members come from local, state and federal agencies involved in keeping residents and businesses safe online. October kicks off the third annual national Cyber Security Awareness Month. The coalition works in conjunction with the National Initiative for Cyber Education (NICE).
Jon Miller Steiger, East Central Region of the FTC and Adrienne St. Aubin, Google Public Policy Team will be speaking at the kick-off breakfast. Take a look at the flyer for more information about the event and the speakers.
“Everyone is touched by technology at work and at home. It will take a coordinated effort to help teach businesses and residents to be safe and productive online.” said Kristin Judge, Washtenaw County Commissioner.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and it is designed to increase the public’s awareness of cyber security and crime issues, so that citizens can take precautions to avoid those threats on the Internet. More information about the national campaign is available online.
LEARN how to be a good cyber citizen.
BECOME a part of the solution.
HELP raise awareness in your community.
Commissioner Kristin Judge and Sheriff Jerry Clayton in cooperation with Washtenaw Intermediate School District, A2Y Chamber and Pittsfield Township Public Safety will recognize this important initiative through this kick-off breakfast aimed at raising awareness on the ways in which citizens and local businesses can better safeguard themselves in cyberspace. Judge and Clayton will host the kick-off breakfast on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 from 8:00 am – 10:00 am at Washtenaw Community College – Morris Lawrence Building located at 4800 E Huron River Drive in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Breakfast buffet will be served. There is no cost to attend, but seating is limited.
“With all of the advantages technology has given us we also have to be prepared for its dangers. Everyday more of us make purchases online, pay our bills through e-banking and our kids are growing up in a world where the norm is posting your everyday actions for the world and strangers to read. Staying Safe on the Internet is not just a catchy slogan; it's a necessity in an advancing world”, said Derrick Jackson, Director of Community Engagement for the Washtenaw County Sheriff.