Join us on Saturday, February 23rd for a half-day seminar on Cyber Security with 3 dynamic experts talking about different aspects of this impactful real-world problem in our technology-driven, web-based existence. You can't turn on the news without another story on data theft, website hacking, or cyber bully's demanding ransom to unlock data.
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In addition to the volunteer positions below, the volunteer team is currently looking for additional team members. A VRMS opportunity will be available later in the week. If you are interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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