Cybersecurity event planned

Registration is under way for a free dine-and-learn event offering information about how to identify and address cybersecurity risks in business.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Factory coworking space at 750 Main St. in downtown Grand Junction.

The event will offer networking, a light dinner and presentations by cybersecurity experts. Attendees also will be eligible to win giveaways, including a $100 Amazon gift card, Echo Dot, Airpods and Garmin VivoFit activity tracker.

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The event will feature Christopher Caldwell, a supervisory special agent with the FBI.

The FBI serves as the lead federal agency for investigating cyberattacks by criminals, overseas adversaries and terrorists. Caldwell will offer an overview of cybersecurity threats and the precautions businesses can take to prevent ransomware and other cyberattacks. Caldwell runs the FBI national security squad that covers cybersecurity, counterintelligence and joint terrorism task force.

Other speakers at the event will include Greg Johnson, vice president of sales with Secuvant Security based in Salt Lake City. Secuvant Security offers services related to cyber risk management, including detection and breach responses. The company operates a security network operations center.

The event also will feature Gene Fourney, president and chief executive officer of TechnologyWest based in Grand Junction. TechnologyWest works with customers throughout Western Colorado on information technology initiatives, including security. TechnologyWest represents more than 250 IT vendors that provide a range of products and services, including those that improve security.