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GREATER OMAHA CHAPTER CHAPTER - Oct 18, 2017

FBI Special Agent Reveals Cyber Insights at Tech Expo

More than 300 information technology enthusiasts participated in the chapter's Heartland Tech Expo in October. The event featured vendor exhibits and mini-presentations for a day of activity. The chapter partnered with Federal Direct Access Expositions (FDAE) to put on the Tech Expo, explained Harold Haney, Tech Expo coordinator and the chapter's vice president of business development and marketing. "FDAE focused on the vendor exhibits, while the chapter set up several professional presentations that were available through the day. Overall, the Tech Expo was a great success, garnering much-needed funds to supplement our chapter's scholarship and grants program," Haney said. FBI Special Agent Jeremy Witmer delivered the keynote speech during lunch. Witmer, who has a background in technology and has worked on foreign cyber attacks and in counterterrorism and counterintelligence, now works on the local cyber task force team and partners with state and local police. Many cyber crimes are financially motivated, he said. Witmer said the health care and financial sections are top targets. He also discussed ransomware and talked about how criminals use phishing or social engineering techniques. The battle against cyber crime is often a question of how many resources to commit versus how much loss is acceptable, he pointed out. The conference included 39 sponsored vendor booths.


Event Photographs:

FBI Special Agent Jeremy Witmer, Tech Expo keynote speaker (l), receives a chapter coin from Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president, at the October event.
FBI Special Agent Jeremy Witmer, Tech Expo keynote speaker (l), receives a chapter coin from Col. Sean Murphy, USAF, chapter president, at the October event.
Col. Murphy honors Staff Sgt. Daniel Wyman, USAF, chapter treasurer (l), in October as one of the chapter's AFCEANs of the Month for his support of the 16th annual golf tournament. Also recognized but not pictured was Staff Sgt. Anthony Elia, USAF, for his role as the tournament's lead coordinator.
Col. Murphy honors Staff Sgt. Daniel Wyman, USAF, chapter treasurer (l), in October as one of the chapter's AFCEANs of the Month for his support of the 16th annual golf tournament. Also recognized but not pictured was Staff Sgt. Anthony Elia, USAF, for his role as the tournament's lead coordinator.
Attendees visit one of 39 exhibit booths at the Heartland Tech Expo in October.
Attendees visit one of 39 exhibit booths at the Heartland Tech Expo in October.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Gregory A. Campbell
402-232-8814

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