Cyber Security Awareness Session on June 7th at IVCC


Continuing Education and Business Services at Illinois Valley Community College will host a Cyber Safety Awareness session on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 10 AM to 12 PM. Computer Networking and Information Technology Professor, Garrick Whitehead, will be the presenter.

Illinois ranks fifth in the nation with the highest number of cyber-attack victims. Learn about current cybersecurity attacks and how to protect your families. The focus of this session is designed for adults aged 60 years and over; However, everyone is welcome to attend regardless of age. In 2022 a loss of $3.1 billion dollars was reported for those over 60. The session will provide information and tips on how to navigate the internet safely.

Garrick was a police officer in the city of Chicago for over 20 years in informational technology. He has a Master’s Degree in Information Systems has a great concern for public safety, “I care and will always care about the safety and well-being of others. My ongoing efforts to remain knowledgeable, relevant and current about what’s out there and the best way to help people to protect themselves and their families is demonstrated in my willingness to share with you the most current ways to help protect you and your families.”

Enrollment is free and lunch is provided. Registration is at or by calling 815-224-0427, reference course ID number 9617.

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