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Palo Alto in partnership with  Forsyth Tech has a very exciting event coming up at Forsyth Tech Community College. The event on June 22, 2017 is designed to give your students a free day of training and up to 2 attempts to take the new Palo Alto Cybersecurity Essentials exam for FREE!!  Any interested students can register for the June 22 event at:  https://paloaltonetworksacademy-conference.eventbrite.com.

In addition, Palo Alto is offering free training for faculty on the new 8.0 Palo Alto Courseware.  Faculty can register for the training class at https://academy-regional-training.eventbrite.com.

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April 21, 2017

From Spectrum News – Triad

Within three years experts estimate the US will 1.5 million more cyber security jobs than workers to fill them. FTCC is treating this projected shortage as an opportunity to train students for this high demand field. This week it held cyber security workshops for instructors giving them some of the latest tools to pass along. The NSA gave Forsyth Tech a grant last year to pay for the training initiative.

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April 13, 2017

From The Chronicle

The old saying goes, it’s never too soon to start planning for your future, and last week hundreds of local fifth-graders did just that when they got a taste of the college life while touring Forsyth Technical Community College. While on campus, students visited more than a dozen classrooms and learned about the programs and degrees offered by Forsyth Tech, including mechanical engineering technology, interior design, architectural technology, welding technology, cybercrime technology, computer engineering technology and electronics engineering technology.

The tour also gave the rising middle schoolers a chance to interact with college professors and students.

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May 17, 2017

From WXII News 12

Experts at the Cyber Security Center at Forsyth Tech say its easy to get anyone’s private information — including the chair of the department, Dr. Deanne Wesley.

“It gives the phone number. Wow. This is my daughter”s ex-husband,” she said.

Wesley logged onto the site that everyone is talking and complaining about, TruePeopleSearch.com.

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