FCEM&HS Hosts Central Ohio Cybersecurity Initiative Meeting

    Posted: 10/8/2014

    Franklin County Public and Private Sectors Share Best Practices

    Michael R. Pannell, Director, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) will be joined by Columbia Gas President Jack Partridge, Columbus City Councilmember Zach Klein and Franklin County Commissioners Marilyn Brown and Paula Brooks for the Central Ohio Cybersecurity Initiative Kickoff Meeting on Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

    Due to the increasing threat of Cyberterrorism, the development of a regional public/private work group is vital for increasing regional preparedness.  The Central Ohio Cybersecurity Work Group will work to limit the impact of cyberterrorism on the region by sharing information, best practices, and expertise.

    “It is essential for the business community and public sector to forge relationships that protect all of our interests.  Our businesses and public institutions are fundamentally connected in our communities and a cyber-threat to one of us is a threat to all of us” said Jack Partridge, President of Columbia Gas of Ohio.

    “The 2013 Risk Assessment identified Cyberterrorism as one of the top five risks for Franklin County,” said Michael R. Pannell Director of FCEM&HS. “Developing a public/private partnership at the local level will strengthen the Homeland Security Enterprise within Franklin County.”  
    The meeting is open to the media. 

    WHEN:  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 14, 2014

    WHERE:  Franklin County Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. 

    Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security, a local government agency, coordinates county-wide emergency/disaster planning, education, warning, response and recovery.