Learn how to protect yourself and your community from cyber attacks as Stephen F. Austin State University hosts two training events geared to teach individuals and businesses the importance of cyber security. The two-part lecture will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center, Regents Suite A.

The first training session will address the issues of cyber security in a community context and demonstrate how cyber attacks by terrorist organizations can impact business operations and emergency responses.

The lecture will cover cyber threats, vulnerabilities and countermeasures and explain how the vulnerability of computer systems affects organizations. Personnel involved with critical infrastructure, emergency operations and incident response are encouraged to attend.

The second lecture will pertain to managers and personnel responsible for implementing computer security measures in their organizations. The training will provide an overview of the necessary steps taken within organizations to protect their cyber resources.

The training sessions are free and open to the public and are funded by the Department of Homeland Security and developed by the Center of Information Assurance and Security. The deadline for registration for one or both training sessions is Wednesday, Dec. 30. Registration can be completed online at www.ciastraining.com. For more information, call Monica Martinez at (936) 468-5178 or email martinezmh@sfasu.edu.