National Infantry Museum Symposium examines growing threat to business, government and individuals

Experts in cyber security will headline the National Infantry Museum’s next symposium, Cyber Threats: Managing Risk in a New Era. The half-day event will be held Saturday, January 26, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the museum.

Recent cyber breaches suggest the United States is already engaged in a cyber war. There is a growing call for government leaders, business executives and individuals to prepare for inevitable intrusions through increased cyber education and training for every employee and citizen. Symposium keynote speaker MG (Ret) Patricia Frost will offer ways to invest in the “human firewall” and create resiliency across organizations. Following her presentation, MG Frost will lead a discussion and question-and-answer session with a panel of cyber experts.

Symposium speakers include:

MG (Ret) Patricia Frost, Former U.S. Army Director of Cyber, Electronic Warfare and Information Operation

Dr. Dawn Dunkerly, Former U.S. Army Materiel Command Cyber Division Chief

Ms. Patricia Watson, TSYS Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Mr. Michael Barker, Columbus State University Director of TSYS Cybersecurity Center

MG John Morrison, Commanding General U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence, Fort Gordon (Invited)

COL Richard Haggarty, US Army

The symposium is part of the National Infantry Museum Foundation Leadership Lecture Series event, and is hosted by COL (Ret) Dr. Carl Savory.

Attendees are invited to meet and mingle with the experts at a reception following the symposium.

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVPs are requested. Contact Rachel Goodman at 706-653-9234 ext 5828 or

Media interested in interviewing the symposium’s experts should contact Cyndy Cerbin, National Infantry Museum Foundation Director of Communications, at 706-653-9234 or to make arrangements.