SOURCE: QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America

January 04, 2010 10:08 ET

QinetiQ North America Offers Cyber Safety 101

Cyveillance Experts Teach Knowledge Workers How to Stay Safe Online

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2010) - QinetiQ North America today announced that it will offer a half-day training session, Cyber Safety 101: An Introduction to Cyber Threats and Internet Risks. This course is designed to equip knowledge workers with an understanding of the Internet that will enable them to serve as the first line of cyber defense.

"Every knowledge worker whose PC, laptop, PDA or cell phone touches the Internet can benefit from this training," says Mary Craft, Senior Vice President for National Systems in QinetiQ North America's Mission Solutions Group. "Companies and federal agencies can realize some genuine reduction in their vulnerability to cyber threats through education. Cyber Safety 101 teaches how online criminals, scammers, adversaries, and hackers exploit technologies, systems and, most of all, the users themselves in the insecure cyber universe."

The expert instructors come from QinetiQ North America's Cyveillance business unit -- a world leader in cyber intelligence. The half-day course will be offered on January 19, 2010, at QinetiQ North America's Eastpointe facility in Reston, Virginia, and will cover:

-- Introduction to the Internet - A non-technical overview explaining
   how the Web actually works.
-- Internet risks - An introduction to the dangers, weaknesses, and
   flaws that make your online systems a lot less secure than you
   thought they were, with a look at how the physical and technical
   underpinnings of cyber space can be exploited, manipulated, and
   undermined.
-- Internet policy and cyber law - How the borderless cyber space is
   extremely difficult to manage, monitor, police, or regulate -- and
   the laws, policies, and regulations that try to do so.
-- Cyber crime - Criminals are attacking the user instead of the
   machine -- the human element is the one link in the chain that
   technology cannot secure.
-- Questions, answers, and a review of recommendations - Discussion
   to ensure you are informed, aware, and able to take action to
   protect your professional and personal credentials against social
   engineering attack. For more information about the course, including
   how to register, please go to:

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About QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America delivers world-class technology and responsive solutions to government agencies and commercial customers for many of their most urgent and complex challenges. QinetiQ North America is an independent, innovative technology provider that earns over a billion dollars in revenue operating with small company speed and agility while leveraging significant global resources. More than 6,400 QinetiQ North America engineers, scientists and other professionals have the mission knowledge and proven, reliable performance to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QinetiQ North America is part of QinetiQ Group PLC (LSE: QQ), one of the world's leading defense and security technology companies. For more information, please visit www.QinetiQ-NA.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information:
    John Petrik
    QinetiQ North America Mission Solutions Group
    703-852-2995
    John.Petrik@QinetiQ-NA.com

    Michael Rudd
    Boscobel Marketing Communications (for QinetiQ North America)
    301-588-2900
    mrudd@boscobel.com