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05/13/05

Science in Savannah Symposium Focuses on Securing E-Commerce

They're talking cyber security in Savannah today. About 100 business, education and law enforcement professionals got together at Armstrong Atlantic State University to learn the latest techniques in fighting online crime. They focused on e-commerce, with discussions on everything from preventing attacks to how to get authorities involved when there is a problem.

Now that identity theft is a real threat, organizers say computer security is crucial to businesses and consumers.

"Any company that has information about their clients--that could be credit card information, that could be telephone numbers, social security numbers, addresses--needs to take great great precaution to keep that information intact and secure," said Rudy LoMonaco with InfraGard, a volunteer security initiative which sponsored the event along with AASU.

This was the seventh annual Science in Savannah Symposium, which focuses on a different theme each year.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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