OIT to present Origin Stories: Rise of the Cyber Pack on Oct. 30

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), NC State’s Office of Information Technology will present “Origin Stories: Rise of the Cyber Pack” from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in the Talley Student Union Coastal Ballroom. Come to this special event to hear how ordinary individuals, like yourself, have joined the forces of good against cybercriminals to become cyber heroes in their own right.

Join host Gina Yacone of Agio with leading security experts Priya Gandhi of Fidelity Investments, Eric Olson of Microsoft, Susan Paskey of DC919, and Shelley Westman of EY for a storytelling event from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. followed by a networking opportunity. These professional hackers, cybersecurity enthusiasts and artificial intelligence pros will tell you what cause ignited their career path, how they are fighting the good fight against the latest cybersecurity threats, and how you can do the same.

Complimentary beverages from NC State Brewery will be provided by CDW-G, and appetizers will be provided by Red Hat. You will also have the opportunity to win great prizes, including a Dell curved monitor, an Apple Watch and Apple AirPods.

This year’s “Be a Cyber Hero” event will also feature:

For more information about these cybersecurity activities, visit Protect the Pack: Be a Cyber Hero. This event is co-sponsored by the NC State Department of Computer Science, ePartners Program, NC State Engineering Foundation, Bank of America, Oracle, Red Hat, and CDW-G.