Western’s Erik Fretheim to Discuss Personal Cybersecurity Threats May 9 in Poulsbo

As part of its Western Lecture Series, Western Washington University on the Peninsulas will host Erik Fretheim from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 9 at Olympic College – Poulsbo as he presents “Why You Should Be Concerned About Cybersecurity.”

With near overwhelming media coverage and national concerns about cybersecurity, it is a personal and relevant issue not to be ignored. The obvious question for many people is, where do I begin to confront this contemporary menace?

Fretheim will discuss the reasons why we should be concerned about cybersecurity, and provide a few simple steps that will protect you and reduce the level of risk without drastic lifestyle changes.    

The lecture is free and open to the public. RSVP is recommended and available online at ee.wwu.edu/wls.

Fretheim is program director for the Computer and Information Systems Security (cybersecurity) bachelor’s degree program at Western Washington University and co-director of the Internet Studies Center, Initiative for Cybersecurity and Privacy. He is a graduate of West Point and received a master’s degree and doctorate from the Air Force Institute of Technology, as well as a master’s degree from Long Island University.     

The Western Lecture Series presents free public lectures with guest speakers who share insight on current issues and a variety of academic interests. Lectures are offered throughout the academic year.

For more information on Fretheim’s lecture or other Western on the Peninsulas events, visit ee.wwu.edu/wls, email Western.Peninsulas@wwu.edu or call (360) 394-2748.