Cyber Threats: Managing Risk in a New Era

Jan 10, 2019

Cyber Threats: Managing Risk in a New Era

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



Columbus, Georgia – January 10, 2019:  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)


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.






The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center, a 155-acre tract linking Columbus, Georgia, and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, is the first world-class site to pay tribute to the U.S. Army Infantryman and those who fight alongside him. Voted the #1 Free Museum in America by readers of USA Today and listed as one of the 12 best military museums in the world by CNN Travel, the museum showcases the contributions of the Infantry Soldier in every war fought by the U.S. by offering immersive participation and engaging visitors in the unique experiences of the Infantry Soldier. The complex also includes a parade field, memorial walk of honor, authentic World War II Company Street, Global War on Terrorism Memorial, Vietnam Memorial Plaza, combat simulators, a full-service restaurant and a Giant Screen Theater. For more information, visit