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Kwame Raoul

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June 13, 2024

Free Event Will Feature Speakers from the FBI, FTC, U.S. Secret Service and More

Chicago – Attorney General Kwame Raoul is encouraging business owners, government officials, directors of non-profit organizations and others interested in cybersecurity to register for the Illinois Attorney General’s Office’s 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Symposium.

The free, virtual event will take place on Monday, June 17, from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and Tuesday, June 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The symposium will feature speakers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Trade Commission, Federal Commerce Commission, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the U.S. Secret Service and the Attorney General’s Office.

“In today’s environment of cyber threats, it’s not a matter of if, but when your organization will be attacked,” Raoul said. “It’s important to know how to protect yourself and how to respond after an attack has occurred. I am proud to offer this resource, and I encourage anyone who wants to learn more about cybersecurity to register for it. I thank all of our law enforcement and regulatory partners who have volunteered to bring their expertise to this symposium.”

The event will feature an evaluation of the current cyberthreat landscape, as well as sessions focused on data security, organizational preparation and response, cybersecurity audits and threats posed by artificial intelligence, among other topics.

“Though cyber crime is an unfortunate fact of life in our increasingly digital world, awareness is a powerful tool in the fight against it,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert W. “Wes” Wheeler, Jr. “The FBI is proud to join with our partners to share cybersecurity best practices with our local community.”

Wheeler is scheduled to be a speaker at the event.

The symposium is free to the public, and participants must register to attend. A full agenda and list of speakers are available on the registration webpage.