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Facebook Executive to Keynote Bay Path Cybersecurity Summit

LONGMEADOW — Jennifer Lesser Henley, director of Security Operations for the social-media giant Facebook, will be the keynote speaker at Bay Path University’s second annual Cybersecurity Summit, “Security: Changing the Game,” on Friday, Sept. 5 in the Blake Student Commons. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m., with the lecture immediately following at 8 a.m.

The conference will address security in the world of social media and how everyone plays a role in keeping people safe and making the Internet a more secure place — and, particularly, how Facebook, the acknowledged game changer in social media, is approaching the new world of cybersecurity. Lesser Henley will also share how she has risen to the top and has become a leader in the cybersecurity profession. With more than 15 years of industry experience, she is responsible for organizational management, road map and budget for her team, along with program management for major initiatives within Facebook and for the community. Lesser Henley also coordinates awareness campaigns, most notably Facebook’s popular “Hacktober” events for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October.

Larry Snyder, who leads Bay Path’s Cybersecurity Management program, noted that, “in a world where information can be increasingly compromised over the Internet, the perspective from Facebook will be particularly valuable to attendees of the conference.”

The summit is presented by Bay Path’s Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management program, which was launched last October as the first of its kind in New England. The summit is free to attend and open to the public. To attend in person or virtually, register at graduate.baypath.edu. For more information, contact Ann Cantin at [email protected].

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