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Posted on: March 5, 2013

Forum offers tips for businesses to combat cyber crime

Leaders in combating cyber crime and business identity theft will talk about trends and solutions for local companies at a forum on March 20 in Lakewood.

The forum, jointly sponsored by the Economic Development Departments of Pierce County and the City of Lakewood, will offer information about potential threats to businesses and what they can do to prevent or minimize intrusions.

Public sector participants include the U.S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Washington Secretary of State Office of Corporations and the Washington Attorney General’s Office.

Private sector participants include Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), Symantec Corporation, Internet Identity, and a tech reporter from the Puget Sound Business Journal.

The forum is free of charge, but registration is required.

The cybercrime problem facing local businesses was recently highlighted in this 3-minute video by Pierce County News:

What: Preventing Cyber Crime and Business Identity Theft
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013Time: 8:30 a.m. to noon
Where: Lakewood City Hall Council Chambers, 6000 Main Street SW, Lakewood, WA 98499 (Lakewood Towne Center)Register: Click here to register.

The list of speakers is available here.

MEDIA CONTACTS:Hans Kueck, Pierce County Economic Development

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