Cyber Security Seminar

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WETHERSFIELD — Instances of cyberattacks are often in the news these days, with hackers prying into emails, stealing data, and exposing confidential information. Attendees taking part in a “Cyber Security: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You” breakfast seminar will learn what they need to look out for, how employees can help combat the loss of sensitive data, and effective ways to respond. The seminar will be held 8 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 23, at the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Blvd., with registration and breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m.

Saaid Elhadad, assistant professor of Networking and Cyber Security at Hartford’s Capital Community College, will lead the discussion, provide scenarios and offer solutions. He will also detail previous cyberattack cases, their consequences and steps taken by the affected companies.

Sponsored by the agency’s Office of Workforce Competitiveness and the CT Employment and Training Commission, the $25 seminar fee includes materials and breakfast. Visit to register. Those with questions or needing additional information can contact Mark Stankiewicz at or (860) 263-6518.