Edgar J. Hartung, chair of criminal justice at Alvernia, discussed “Cybersecurity” with a crowd of about 100 business people, students and professors from area high schools and colleges — at the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading on May 14.
"All of us are concerned with the security issues affecting our daily lives as we use our computers for shopping, banking, investing and even our intimate correspondence," said World Affairs Council President Sam DeWald.
According to the Federal government, cybercrime continues to affect both the government and private sectors, and is increasing at an alarming rate.
A highly respected professor and chair of Alvernia University’s criminal justice department, Hartung is a 32-year law enforcement veteran who served 27 of those years as an FBI Agent. He joined the Alvernia criminal justice faculty in 2003.
Miro Liwosz, instructional media specialist at Alvernia, also presented insights about security in the information technology world at the lecture.