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Franklin University’s Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education Announces Data Bites Lunchtime Learning Series

Columbus, OH (March 7, 2018)

Franklin University’s Center for Public Safety & Cybersecurity Education announces the launch its monthly lunchtime learning series “Data Bites.” The monthly lunchtime speakers series is part of the Center’s commitment to providing public safety and cybersecurity resources and events to provide access to timely and relevant information for industry professionals, as well as the communities we serve.

The inaugural event will take place on Thursday, March 22 with the topic “Investigating a Data Breach: Civil, Criminal, and Regulatory Considerations” by Justin L. Root, J.D.


About the Speaker
Justin Root currently works as Counsel at the law firm of Dickinson Wright in Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Root’s 17 years of law enforcement experience includes service as a Special Agent for the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit, as a Special Deputy United States Marshal on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cybercrime Task Force, and as a police detective handling computer-related and white collar criminal investigations. He is a GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner and has received training from the SANS Institute, the National White Collar Crime Center, X-Ways Software Technology, and the Ohio Peace Officer Training Commission. Mr. Root is also a member of the Ohio Attorney General’s Legal Cybersecurity Subcommittee. Justin received his B.A. in English from the Ohio State University and his law degree from Capital University. 

Event Details
Date: Thursday, March 22, 12 noon
Location: Franklin University, Main Campus, downtown, Fisher Hall

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First 40 Registrants receive FREE LUNCH sponsored by: Dark Rhino Security

For more information on the Data Bites lunchtime learning series or other upcoming events such as the Cybersecurity Essential workshop, visit:

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides onsite course options at over 25 Midwest locations and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

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