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OASYS Becomes a National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Champion

OASYS has become an NCSA Champion for promoting cyber security during the month of October. NCSA is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate and empower everyone to use the Internet safely and securely at home, work and school.

National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is one of NCSA’s key initiatives. NSCA partners with the Department of Homeland Security and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center as a primary driver of the mont- long campaign, now in its seventh year. NCSAM is a multi-faceted effort to disseminate security messages and information through grassroots, traditional and social media channels. In 2010, NCSA’s efforts alone (not including partner activities) reached an estimated 175,000,000 people through media and other activities.

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Ray Semko Comes to Peoria

CIAN, Inc. is pleased to announce that renowned US security expert, Ray Semko, also known as the D*I*C*E* Man, is coming to Peoria May 26, 2011. Semko, a retired Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) counter intelligence agent began spreading the word world-wide in the form of security awareness training while still serving in his government position. Semko is known for his D*I*C*E* program that has been utilized by the government and private sector for over 20 years. D*I*C*E* stands for Defensive Information to Counter Espionage.

Semko’s presentation explains the necessity and process of recognizing adversaries and targets, methods adversaries use, and countermeasures which can be taken. This informational seminar will help protect invaluable trade secrets, business plans, and even personal information.

CIAN is sponsoring this free opportunity for businesses, local law enforcement, local Department of Defense personnel, and the community to hear Semko speak as part of their goal to raise awareness of security and terrorism threats. Semko’s two hour presentation will focus on protecting company and client information from theft and how to recognize terror threats at the local level.

“Terrorism will never be eradicated but I am trying to minimize it by making everyday citizens aware that it exists,” Semko said. “The Peoria area in particular, located between two major cities, Chicago and St. Louis, provides an ideal location for terrorist activity and staging.”

“It is an honor for CIAN to bring someone of Ray’s caliber here to Peoria,” said Steve Hope, President and CEO of CIAN, Inc. “Our goal is to increase awareness among local government, businesses and private citizens and point out the options we have available to protect themselves, their businesses and our country. CIAN is offering this opportunity free of charge as our contribution to the safety and awareness of our local community.”

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