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March 24, 2008

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Director
News and Information
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303 or 903.330.0495 (cell)

MEDIA ADVISORY: Cyber Security Training Program Inauguration

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold the inauguration of the Texas First-Responder Cyber Security Training (TxFRST) Program at 11 a.m. Monday, March 24 on the Bill Ratliff Terrace (located on the 4th floor of the Bill Ratliff Engineering and Science Complex).

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will be the featured guest.

UT Tyler is collaborating with the Office of the Attorney General, UT Tyler Police Department, Tyler Police Department, Smith County Sheriff’s Department and Mississippi State University in this venture.

UT Tyler formed a partnership with Mississippi State University’s renowned Center for Computer Security Research to create this institute, which will have two separate research and first-responder training components including the Center for Petroleum Security Research and Texas First-Responder Cyber Security Training (TxFRST) Program.

Attorney General Abbott will provide remarks about the benefits of the Texas First-Responder Cyber Security Training Program in assisting law enforcement. Abbott also will discuss the Office of the Attorney General's efforts to prevent cyber crimes and protect children from online sex predators, as well as consumer-related crimes such as identity theft.

Remarks also will be made by UT Tyler President Rodney Mabry; Dr. Arlene Horne, associate vice president for research and federal relations; Dr. Jim Nelson, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science; Tyler Mayor Joey Seeber and Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith.

For more information, contact Beverley Golden, 903.566.7303/903.330.0495 (cell).
 

 
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