News for August 2009

Leading Expert on Cyber Security to Appear at Symposium VI
August 20, 2008

Leading Expert on Cyber Security to Appear at Symposium VI

Scott Borg, CEO of US Cyber Consequences Unit (USCCU) has agreed to address attendees at Symposium VI in October. Quotes from Mr. Borg are appearing more and more in articles and news reports of cyber attacks and the growth of cyber threats to homeland security, especially with the Russian-Georgia conflict so prominent in today's headlines.
He will speak on October 29, 2008, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
"Cyber attacks represent great security risks to our society and our economy. We must increase our vigilance and strengthen our defense against this insidious threat that can and does come from anywhere," said Don Addy, President of The National Homeland Defense Foundation (NHDF), host of Symposium VI. "Scott Borg and USCCU are at the vanguard of our nation's efforts to increase security. We are honored to have him appear at Symposium VI, a critical part of NHDF's goal to convene the nation's leading public forum on homeland defense and security," said Addy.
Other critical issues being discussed at Symposium VI include The Future of Terrorism, Intelligence Efforts to Secure our Homeland, Critical Infrastructure Protection, and International Collaboration on Homeland Defense and Security.
USCCU and NHDF are non-profit organizations. Symposium VI is being held Oct. 28-30,
2008 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO. For more information, visit www.nhdf.org
Contact: Don Addy, The National Homeland Defense Foundation, 719-577-9018 or E-MAIL daddy@nhdf.org


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign

August 27, 2008

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Ready Campaign (www.ready.gov) is sponsoring the fifth annual National Preparedness Month (NPM) in September with support from more than 2,700 NPM coalition members, the largest amount to date. NPM coalition members, consisting of national, regional, state, and local organizations, will combine efforts throughout the month of September to encourage all Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies before they happen.