In order to help local citizens learn how to protect themselves, their families, and organizations from cyber theft, a local group is sponsoring the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series featuring Brett Johnson on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.
Johnson, known as the “internet godfather, identity thief, hacker, and former USA most wanted cybercriminal,” will share insights of how cybercrime works and tips on how to better protect yourself against cybercrime.
Sponsored by State National Bank, Prosperity Bank, Western Bank, Towneplace Suites, Howard College Foundation and Cosden Federal Credit Union, the Howard College Foundation Speaker Series event is free to the public and will be held in the Hall Center for the Arts on the campus of Howard College.
“Online tools have made life much easier for many of our customers but it also puts every one of us more at risk for cybercrime,” said Jeff Ward, Assistant Vice President at State National Bank. “We felt like a partnership with other financial institutions and interested parties as well as the Howard College Foundation was a great opportunity for us all to provide timely information about cybercrime and identity theft to our community members, students, and local businesses.”
Brett Johnson has been a central figure in the cybercrime world for almost 20 years. After 7 ½ years in federal prison, Johnson has taken responsibility for his crimes and now strives to help others avoid the types of crime he used to commit.
As one of the leading experts in the world on cybercrime, online fraud, and identity theft, Johnson now consults with law enforcement, major financial organizations, tech and security firms, retailers, academic groups, news and media groups, and individuals worldwide.
The lecture is free of charge to the public and will begin at 6:30 pm on April 11, 2018 in the Hall Center for the Arts on the Howard College campus.