Local Leaders, Global Impact 10/16 Event: “Cyber Threats, Ransom and a Community’s Choice”

Local Leaders, Global Impact 10/16 Event: “Cyber Threats, Ransom and a Community’s Choice”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 1, 2018) – To celebrate National Cyber Security Awareness Month, Northeastern University–Charlotte today announced that its second Local Leaders, Global Impact (LLGI) event of the 2018-2019 season will tackle the topic of cybersecurity. The October 16 breakfast, “Cyber Threats, Ransom and A Community’s Choice,” will focus on lessons learned from the cyberattack that paralyzed Mecklenburg County Government late last year and why organizations need to better protect their information assets and systems.

Dr. Cheryl Richards, CEO and Regional Dean of Northeastern University–Charlotte, will moderate the event. Panelists include:

  • Dena Diorio, Mecklenburg County Manager
  • Craig Froelich, Chief Information Security Officer, Bank of America
  • Mike Holland, Executive Vice President of Client Relations, Fortalice
  • John Manferdelli, Executive Director of the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute at Northeastern

“We believe this is an important topic because with cyberattacks accelerating, there is an acute shortage of trained cybersecurity professionals in the Charlotte region and an escalating need for their skills,” said Dr. Richards.

The October 16 event begins at 7:30 a.m. with networking/light breakfast and the program begins at 8 a.m. While free to attend, space is limited so registration is required.


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