East Baton Rouge Parish to hold cybersecurity workshop on identity theft, cyber threats against youth

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Parish will host a virtual cybersecurity workshop on Monday, Oct. 25 for Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Cybersecurity Security Awareness month was announced by Gov. John Bel Edwards in September. Cybersecurity Awareness Month was created to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across the nation. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has a national cybersecurity campaign with the theme: Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.

“Cybersecurity Awareness Month serves as a helpful reminder for us all to be more vigilant online and take small actions that can keep our increasingly digital community safe and secure,” Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome said.

Broome announced the city will host the virtual workshop along with a cybersecurity conference for Louisiana public agencies. The conference will have education and training for employees and residents throughout October.


“As we continue to make progress protecting our City-Parish systems and data from hackers, we also recognize that many of these same bad actors also target Baton Rouge residents daily, seeking to steal identities and wreak havoc on our community,” Broome said.

According to an official press release from the Office of the Mayor-President, the virtual workshop will feature speakers on identity theft, cyber threats on youth and families, and a how-to on avoiding cyber attacks. The workshop starts at 6 p.m.

The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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