Roanoke Electric Co-op and community partners to host June 14 forum addressing cybersecurity issues, preventative measures

Roanoke Electric Co-op and community partners to host June 14 forum addressing cybersecurity issues, preventative measures

For Immediate Release                                                                                                                                       Media Contact: Lori Everhart
Wednesday, May 22, 2019                                                                                                                                                                     leverhart@roanokeelectric.com | 252-209-2236
 

AHOSKIE, N.C. – Members of the community are invited to attend the Roanoke-Chowan Partners for Progress 2 June 14 meeting at Roanoke Electric Co-op, where the focus will be on cybersecurity.

Co-op leaders and community partners will discuss the growing threat of cyberattacks and data breaches on the local level. Guest experts will outline ways to recognize and assess potential threats, as well as steps to take to reduce the risk of cyberattacks.

“Cybersecurity is a top priority for Roanoke Electric Co-op and RCPP2,” said the co-op’s Chief Operating Officer Marshall Cherry. “Safeguarding all of our citizens and communities against the threat of cyberattacks requires collective effort, diligence and collaboration. We appreciate the opportunity to facilitate these discussions.”

The meeting will take place 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the co-op’s headquarters, located at 518 Highway 561 in Aulander. The event, which is open to the public, will include lunch.

RCPP2 is a collaborative group comprised of local residents and representatives of businesses, nonprofits, educational and faith-based institutions, local governments and community-focused organizations serving within the Roanoke-Chowan and Roanoke Valley regions. Its primary objective is to generate opportunities for community revitalization and stimulate a diverse, vibrant and growing local economy. The program is managed through the co-op’s nonprofit subsidiary, The Roanoke Center.

To register, email Patrice Jordan at pjordan@roanokeelectric.com or call 252-539-4600. Registration requests must be received by Friday, June 7, 2019.

Roanoke Electric Cooperative provides service to 14,500 members in Bertie, Hertford, Halifax, Northampton, Gates, Perquimans and Chowan counties. Chartered in 1938 to provide light and power to farms, the co-op today serves as an engine of economic development and provides educational, recreational and community assistance services to enhance the quality of life of its member-owners throughout the diverse communities it serves. Roanoke Electric Cooperative news for journalists available at REC Newsroom. Roanoke Electric Cooperative is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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Wed, 05/22/2019 - 9:25am
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