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Tennessee National Guard takes part in Virtual Cyber Security Exercise

 

Tennessee National GuardSmyrna, TN – Tennessee National Guard members are participating in a joint cyber security training event at Smyrna’s Volunteer Training Site from September 12th-25th, 2020.

Hosted by National Guard Bureau, Cyber Shield 2020 is an annual exercise that brings together more than 540 Army and Air National Guard members across the country, as well as local, state, and federal government agencies. Also involved are industry experts and election and utility officials.

2nd Lt. Curtis Rookard, a Cyber Operations Officer with the Tennessee National Guard’s 175th Cyber Protection Team, participates in Cyber Shield 2020, in Smyrna, Sept. 22. Cyber Shield 2020 is an annual exercise designed to increase response capabilities and preparedness among more than 540 cyber professionals across the National Guard, as well as government agencies and industry experts. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

2nd Lt. Curtis Rookard, a Cyber Operations Officer with the Tennessee National Guard’s 175th Cyber Protection Team, participates in Cyber Shield 2020, in Smyrna, Sept. 22. Cyber Shield 2020 is an annual exercise designed to increase response capabilities and preparedness among more than 540 cyber professionals across the National Guard, as well as government agencies and industry experts. (Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro)

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CDE Lightband to hold Free Customer Expo

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – CDE Lightband will host its annual Customer Expo on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

This family friendly event is open to the public and not only allows CDE Lightband to share its appreciation for all customers, but also creates an opportunity to celebrate “community” with local organizations, businesses and families.

CDE Lightband Customer Expo set Saturday, September 30th.

CDE Lightband Customer Expo set Saturday, September 30th.

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Tennessee National Guard Joins in Statewide Cyber Security Exercise

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – This week, Soldiers and Airmen of the Tennessee National Guard are taking part in a statewide exercise focused on cyber threats.

This is part of the annual joint Tennessee Maneuvers (TNMAN) exercise, working with the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee State Guard, and various other state agencies taking place June and July.

“TNMAN exercises one of the three key focus areas of the National Guard – Domestic Operations,” said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Brown, G3 Directorate of Military Support, Tennessee Army National Guard.

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Cherry, left, and Staff Sgt. Philip Wallace manage personnel actions, such as accountability and availability of National Guard personnel at the Emergency Operations Center of the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville June 15th. (Master Sgt. Robin Brown.)

Tech. Sgt. Anthony Cherry, left, and Staff Sgt. Philip Wallace manage personnel actions, such as accountability and availability of National Guard personnel at the Emergency Operations Center of the Tennessee National Guard Joint Force Headquarters in Nashville June 15th. (Master Sgt. Robin Brown.)

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APSU service-learning class teaches Computer Literacy to Senior Citizens

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Forget your cell phone, your tablet or any other mobile device, and try to imagine that you’re sitting at a desktop computer for the very first time. How do you use the mouse? What is the “F1” button for on the keyboard? How do you access the Internet?

“Technology has been pervasive in my life since kindergarten, so there’s a lot of things about computers that we take for granted,” Blake Crozier, an Austin Peay State University computer science student, said. “Things that we intuitively understand have to be taught with sensitivity to many senior citizens.”

APSU Computer Science student Blake Crozier teaches Computer Literacy to a Senior Citizen.

APSU Computer Science student Blake Crozier teaches Computer Literacy to a Senior Citizen.

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The Savvy Consumer Column

 

Use common sense, street smarts for cyber security

tnconsumeraffairsdivisionNashville – Technology tends to make life more convenient. Through the Internet, you can make travel arrangements, modify investment portfolios and secure loans. Products and services from around the globe are only a click away. Unfortunately, the same can be said for hackers and identity thieves.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Consumers must be vigilant by employing the latest in security technology and by employing the same intuition that is used in the “offline” world.

“Cyber criminals are opportunistic,” says Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement. “They seek out vulnerabilities on computers to send spam and phishing e-mails or try to trick consumers into providing information that allows them to wipe out bank accounts and steal identities.” «Read the rest of this article»

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