TSTC Cyber Security Expert to Serve on Summit Panel

(MARSHALL) – Texas State Technical College’s Associate Vice President of Student Learning, Randy Haley, will serve on a panel at the Longview Chamber of Commerce’s Cyber Security Summit, Thursday, June 18. The summit will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pinecrest Country Club in Longview.

Before accepting the AVP position, Haley was the Director of IT Studies at TSTC and responsible for all Information Technology programs.  He was director for two years and during that time he re-tooled TSTC’s cyber security Associates program to better meet the demands of industry. Randy actively holds his Certified Ethical Hacker, and Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator certification from EC-Council as well as CompTIA’s Security+ and Network+ certifications.

With the recent security attacks on large companies like Target, Home Depot, Apple’s cloud and even the city of Longview, security is a big issue for all.

“Everyone needs to know about Cyber Security,” Haley said. “Whether you are a fortune 500 business or a grandmother checking email on her computer, knowing about cyber security will go a long way to protect your assets and identity. Any business that has a connection to the internet should attend this conference, especially when dealing with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and Payment Card Industry compliance.”

TSTC in Marshall offers a two-year Associate degree and level one and two certificates in Cyber Security. The program teaches basic computer security, and how to install, configure and troubleshoot network hardware, peripherals, and protocols. For more information on the Cyber Security program, call 903-923-3316 or visit http://www.tstc.edu/mar_cybersecurity.

For more information on the summit, or to register to attend, visit http://goo.gl/bPHl2W.