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    December Chapter Event: Cybersecurity

    Date: December 10, 2015, 11:00am – 1:00pm
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    The presentation will be a high-level, non-technical overview concerning the broad topic of cybersecurity.  The focus will be on what organizations, especially those in a Human Resources capacity, should be concerned about regarding cybersecurity.   Additional emphasis will be placed on cybersecurity threats that individuals face, including identity theft.

    The presentation will first cover a basic overview of how pervasive a problem cybersecurity has become.  A brief review of recent high-profile hacks and breaches will be discussed.  Then, several facets of cybersecurity will be discussed in more detail, including:

    • Privacy and Security – the differences, and how they relate to each other
    • Information Disclosure and Identity Theft – what these mean, actions that organizations and individuals can take
    • What are the major threats, both from outsiders (hackers) and insiders (employees)
    • Cybersecurity issues that organizations should be concerned about
    • Prevention – what can an organization and an individual do to prevent cybersecurity-related problems
    • The evolving nature of cloud computing and “The Internet of Things” – what are the cybersecurity concerns?
    • How to manage a cybersecurity crisis.


    Michael W. Goetz

    Director - Information Technology

    City of Lynchburg


    Mike is currently the Director of Information Technology for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia.  He has over 35 years of experience in the field of information technology, primarily in the telecommunications and banking industries, and, most recently, in local government service.  In his current position, Mike is responsible for all aspects of information technology support to the City, including applications programming, computer operations, and network support.  Mike has been in this position for over sixteen years, joining the City in March, 1999.


    Mike has a B.S. in Business Management from Virginia Tech.  He also has a Masters of Administrative Science from Johns Hopkins University, with a concentration in business information systems.