Virginia Tech and the Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council will host a town hall information and discussion meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24 in the Holtzman Alumni Center's Assembly Hall. 

This event is the first in a series of meetings to introduce the public to the mission of the commission established by Gov. Terry McAuliffe in 2014. The commission brings together experts from the public and private sectors to develop recommendations that will help position Virginia as a leader in cybersecurity.

The session touches on topics such as recent hacks, best practices, federal and state programs, cyber education, and cybercrime. Speakers are J.C. Dodson, BAE Systems, global chief information security officer and member of the commission; David Crisafi, special agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation; and Randy Marchany, information technology security officer, Virginia Tech. The speakers' addresses will be followed by an open discussion.

The event is open to members of the university faculty and staff, the student body, the business community, government employees and officials, and the public. Online registration is requested. Find details on the Cyber Security Virginia website.

Remote participation is available via or by calling 855-749-4750 (toll free) or 415-655-0001.  The meeting number access code for web or call-in is number 644 769 329.

Cyber Security Virginia will hold similar meetings March 23 in Martinsville, April 24 in Harrisonburg, May 19 in Charlottesville, and June 9 in Norfolk.

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