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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Mayor Broome Announces Oct. 25 Virtual Cybersecurity Workshop

Baton Rouge, La. — October 14, 2021 — Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today the City-Parish will host a virtual cybersecurity workshop called “A Safe and Secure Digital Baton Rouge” at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.

 

The workshop is in recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October. The City-Parish will also host a cybersecurity symposium for Louisiana public agencies, as well as ongoing education and training for employees and residents throughout this month.

 

“As we continue to make progress protecting our City-Parish systems and data from hackers, we also recognize that many of these same bad actors also target Baton Rouge residents daily, seeking to steal identities and wreak havoc on our community,” said Mayor Broome. “Cybersecurity Awareness Month serves as a helpful reminder for us all to be more vigilant online and take small actions that can keep our increasingly digital community safe and secure.”

 

The virtual workshop will feature remarks from Mayor Broome and guest speakers Adam Arceneaux with CMA Technology Solutions, a Baton Rouge-based IT and cybersecurity firm; Jared Cavalier with Catholic High School who will discuss common cyber threats against families and youth; and Phil Stuart, a JPMorgan Chase banking and identity expert based in Baton Rouge. 

 

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit brla.gov/cyberworkshop

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