SOURCE: QinetiQ North America

QinetiQ North America

March 01, 2010 06:00 ET

QinetiQ North America Offers Cyber Safety 101

Cyveillance Experts Teach Knowledge Workers How to Stay Safe Online

FAIRFAX, VA--(Marketwire - March 1, 2010) -  QinetiQ North America today announced that it will offer a half-day training session on Cyber Safety 101. This course is designed to equip Federal knowledge workers with an understanding of the Internet that will enable them to serve as their agency's first line of cyber defense.

"Every federal 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. "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 will come from QinetiQ North America's Cyveillance business unit -- a world leader in cyber intelligence. The half-day course will be offered on March 10, 2010, at the Newseum, conveniently located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC. Two sessions will be offered -- one from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon, and one from 1:00 to 4:00 PM. Each session will cover:

  • Introduction to the Internet. A non-technical explanation of 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 a discussion of the laws, policies, and regulations that try to do so.
  • Cyber crime. Attacking the user instead of the machine -- the human element is the one link in the chain that technology cannot secure.
  • Turning the tables. The emerging discipline of cyber intelligence and how real-time information gathered "in the wild" can inform, educate, and strengthen network defenses, even protecting people, assets, and facilities in physical space.

Students may register for the morning session at: http://www.suretomeet.com/exec/gt/event.h,event=cb3b1efea75c

To register for the afternoon session, go to: http://www.suretomeet.com/exec/gt/event.h,event=db4b2e0eb76d

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, 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