AFCEA to hold free cyber security symposium

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The Arkansas chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association will hold a Cyber Security Symposium at the Arkansas Military Expo on Saturday, September 17. The symposium will be held at Building 216 on the Little Rock Air Force Base and will help promote the 189th’s new Cyber Security Training Center which will open in the next few months.

“We are hoping to highlight the partnership between the Arkansas STEM Coalition and Cyber Innovation Center as they move forward to embrace state mandates to improve the quality of STEM education in Arkansas,” said John R. Peck, Vice President of the Arkansas AFCEA. “Additionally, we would like to highlight the 189th’s new Cyber Security training center and it’s importance to maintaining a strong national security posture. We are also hoping to offer networking opportunities for veterans who may be seeking education or employment opportunities.”

Representatives from other organizations will be present including the Arkansas STEM Coalition and the Cyber Innovation Center. Additionally, Webster University and NorthWest Arkansas Community College will be present to discuss various relevant security topics.

NPower will promote Cyber Security Awareness, and the Cyber Fly Girls will showcase STEM demonstrations.

The event is free to the public and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cyber Fly Girls is a non-profit organization that encourages young girls to consider cyber innovation as a career. Cyber Fly Girls emphasize a fun, safe learning atmosphere. The organization is led by a team of technology-based professional women.

To learn more about the event, visit the Cyber Security Symposium Facebook page.