Cyber Security: A conversation with the experts

MEDIA, Pa. — Cybercrime continues to become more sophisticated, moving toward organized and targeted hacking activity. Statistics show that financial loss as a result of cybercrime is on the rise. As larger companies take steps to secure their systems, less secure small businesses are easier targets for cyber criminals.

A panel of experts in the field will discuss this subject, which has become a growing concern for business owners and professional service providers, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, at the Conference Center at  Penn State Great Valley.

Speakers include Joanna DeFranco, Penn State software engineering professor and author of the 2013 book "What Every Engineer Should Know About Cyber Security and Digital Forensic," Raghu Sangwan, Penn State software engineering professor, and Dennis K. Usle, director of security solutions architecture at Radware.

The panelists will share stories from the trenches and discuss how businesses can identify security risks and threats, increase information system security and respond to cyber attacks.

This workshop is part of the ongoing Igniting Innovation series run by Penn State Great Valley and the Chester County Economic Development Council, which allows local professionals to stay connected and informed regarding today's top issues.

Tickets are $29 and $19 for current Great Valley students. Lunch is included. Penn State Great Valley is located at 30 E. Swedesford Rd., Malvern, PA. Register here.