National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2018

As part of our commitment to raise campus awareness, we invite you to attend our Cybersecurity Speaker Series to learn ways to protect yourself and ECU against cyber attacks.

During the month of October, join us, along with a great lineup of Information Security experts to hear about the current cybersecurity threats we are facing as individuals at home and work, as well as those targeting our country’s critical infrastructure. In addition, NCSAM 2018 and our speakers will highlight the importance of building a strong cybersecurity workforce and “Our Shared Responsibility” as digital citizens to help support the collective mission to defend against these challenges.

These free, one-hour sessions are open to all – students, faculty and staff. Registration is encouraged through Cornerstone, though not required.


Cybersecurity Speaker Series

Speaker: Klint Walker, Cybersecurity Advisor

Organization: Department of Homeland Security

Topic: Protecting Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threats

Date: October 3, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room


Speaker: Lieutenant Colonel April Wimmer & Dr. Jimmy Linn

Organization: East Carolina University, AFROTC Detachment 600 & Department of Technology Systems

Topic: SCADA Systems: ECU’s work with SCADA systems and Department of Defense Utilization

Date: October 5, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Willis Building


Speaker: Supervisory Special Agent Jessica Nye & Stephen Thomas

Organization: Federal Bureau of Investigation Cyber Squad, Raleigh, NC

Topic: The FBI Cyber Squad’s mission and investigation of cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries and terrorists

Date: October 12, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, 15


Speaker: Chief Warrant Officer William Clark, Cyber Team Chief & 1LT Steven Schmidt, Cyber and Mission Command Project Officer

Organization: North Carolina National Guard Joint Cyber Defense Team

Topic: How the Joint Cyber Defense Team defends information networks and communication systems across the state of North Carolina

Date: October 15, 2018

Time: 11:30am-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, 15


Speaker: Tom McGrath, Cyber Unit Manager

Organization: North Carolina Department of Public Safety, North Carolina Fusion Center

Topic: Mission of the N.C. Fusion Center and how to prevent cyber attacks through information sharing

Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, 15


Speaker: Richard Fraboni, Network Architect

Organization: East Carolina University, Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS)

Topic: Cybersecurity in the Home

Date: October 26, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, 15


Speaker: Assistant Special Agent in Charge Kevin Roughton

Organization: North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, Computer Crimes Unit

Topic: Mission of the N.C. SBI Computer Crimes Unit and steps you can take to stay safe while online

Date: October 30, 2018

Time: 12pm-1pm

Location: Mendenhall Student Center, Room 244

Please contact the Information Security Office ( with any questions regarding these presentations or Cyber Security Awareness Month