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Mike Webber, BitSec Global Forensics™ Senior Vice President of Technology, spoke today at the 26th annual FISSEA  (Federal Information Systems Security Educators Association) conference held at the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.   The conference, titled “Making Connections in Cybersecurity and Information Security Education” featured speakers from both Government and industry including representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, NSA, Cisco, Raytheon, the Department of Energy, NASA, the MITRE Corporation, NIST and others. 

Webber co-presented with Janet Wilson, Program Manager, C2 Technologies.    The two focused on phishing attacks and social engineering targeting the U.S. Government.  The presentation included case studies and profiles of present-day attack vectors.    The pair also discussed strategies to educate users continually to protect themselves and their organizations. 

About FISSEA: The Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA), founded in 1987, is an organization run by and for information systems security professionals to assist federal agencies in meeting their information systems security awareness, training, education, and certification responsibilities. FISSEA became a NIST program under the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) in March 2011. FISSEA conducts an annual fee-based conference and free workshops during the year.

About BitSec: Founded in 2005, BitSec is a worldwide leader in computer forensics and information security training. BitSec provides immediate and discreet services to federal and state investigative agencies as well as law firms and major corporate Fortune 500 companies in need of e-discovery and computer forensic services, data breach investigations, and cutting edge cyber training.

BitSec Global Forensics founders and consultants have included former information security experts and computer forensic specialists for the United States Government, as well as local and state law enforcement, academia, and leaders in the field of computer forensics.  Many maintain active U.S. national security clearances.

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