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The San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence (CCOE) is hosting a National Cyber Security Awareness Month keystone event on Oct. 15 that will focus on critical infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

The event will be held in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

Coinciding with the 11th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the CCOE event will take place at San Diego's Westin Emerald Plaza from 8 a.m. until noon. The event will begin with the keynote delivered by DHS and close with ESET North America's CEO Andrew Lee.

The first set of panelists will cover protecting critical infrastructure assets, one of our nation's highest cybersecurity priorities. Panelists will examine the current cyber risks impacting our infrastructure as well as some of the initiatives underway to protect critical infrastructure entities from attack.

The second panel will focus on the Internet of Things, the ability of objects and devices to transfer data, which is changing the way we use technology and is one of the most compelling areas of growth in the digital world. The panel will examine what steps we should take now, with the Internet of Things in its infancy, to create a safer more secure Internet of Things ecosystem that will allow the public to fully benefit from what the Internet of Things has to offer.

"In our highly connected society, cybersecurity has evolved to become a critical business and consumer issue," said CCOE Co-Chair Kenneth Slaght. "The event demonstrates how committed CCOE is to strengthening the cybersecurity industry in our own backyard as well as educating those in our region."

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