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College To Host Free Cybersecurity Community Event

Posted March 13, 2024 at 11:24 am

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College will be hosting a Cybersecurity Community Event on Friday, March 22, from 1 PM to 3 PM at the College’s Richland Campus.  

The event is free and open to anyone interested in learning how to protect their online information, with a special emphasis for senior citizens who are most vulnerable to cyber-attacks. 

“We are focused on trying to meet the general needs of the community,” stated Greg Paonessa, Instructor of Computer Technology. “Those who are very young and very old are the most vulnerable in society. We hope those who attend will become more knowledgeable while receiving valuable information on cybersecurity.”  

Attendees will receive a presentation from the Secret Service on internet security basics, learn how to detect and avoid scams, make purchases online safely, and protect bank records. There will be special hands-on activities for seniors to test their knowledge about cyber threats. 

Additionally, local corporations such as Ameriserv, All Lines Technology, and CTC will be on hand to meet with participants and discuss their services. 

For questions, contact Greg Paonessa at gpaonessa@pennhighlands.edu. 

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College is a part of the PC4A Consortium. PC4A is comprised of Indiana University of Pennsylvania and six community colleges in Pennsylvania. The goal of PC4A is to support and strengthen the cyber security workforce in the United States of America.