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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Mar 28, 2013
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FBI Agent Talks Cyberthreats

In March, Special Agent Kenneth A. Schmutz, FBI, Omaha, Nebraska, spoke with the chapter about cyberthreats. Cyber is the new number one focus of the FBI. One of its key focus areas is critical infrastructure. The FBI’s concern is a catastrophic event where the objective is to kill or hurt various economic prospects. Schmutz talked about how 19 of the top banks were recently hit with a distributed denial of service software attack, where a majority of the locations were down for a period of time. He also talked about the Shamoon virus, which required 30,000 PCs to be rebuilt because they were no longer bootable. Schmutz discussed espionage and how the Chinese are large perpetrators of this to provide their businesses with an economic edge. He concluded by saying the FBI’s partnership with the Department of Homeland Security has been very effective.

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Special Agent Kenneth A. Schmutz (l), FBI, receives a token of appreciation from Cmdr. Paul Anderson, USN, chapter vice president of programs. Schmutz spoke to the general membership about cyberthreats at the March luncheon.
Special Agent Kenneth A. Schmutz (l), FBI, receives a token of appreciation from Cmdr. Paul Anderson, USN, chapter vice president of programs. Schmutz spoke to the general membership about cyberthreats at the March luncheon.
Omaha Metropolitan Science Fair award recipients at the March luncheon are (l-r) Simon Jones, King Science Center, 8th grade; Joe Thibodeau, St. Margaret Mary, 7th grade; Nancy Crews, chapter vice president of academics; Gus Seitzer, St. Margaret Mary, 7th grade; Justin DeLaRosa, Omaha North High School, 12th grade; Noah Moreano, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Ian Ritche, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Sean Orcutt, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Anna Sitzman, McMillan Magnet Center, 7th grade; Madeline Kane, McMillan Magnet Center, 7th grade; Averie Linnell, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; and Cmdr. Anderson. The chapter awarded a total of $1,500 to the awardees.
Omaha Metropolitan Science Fair award recipients at the March luncheon are (l-r) Simon Jones, King Science Center, 8th grade; Joe Thibodeau, St. Margaret Mary, 7th grade; Nancy Crews, chapter vice president of academics; Gus Seitzer, St. Margaret Mary, 7th grade; Justin DeLaRosa, Omaha North High School, 12th grade; Noah Moreano, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Ian Ritche, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Sean Orcutt, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; Anna Sitzman, McMillan Magnet Center, 7th grade; Madeline Kane, McMillan Magnet Center, 7th grade; Averie Linnell, Buffet Middle School, 8th grade; and Cmdr. Anderson. The chapter awarded a total of $1,500 to the awardees.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory A. Campbell
402-292-7047

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