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Ohio University-Southern presents international cybercrime expert

IRONTON, Ohio (May 1, 2007) -- Ohio University Southern Campus will host a special presentation by "The Privacy Lawyer" Parry Aftab, an expert in online privacy and security,    cybercrime and safety, at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 3, in the Bowman Auditorium. 

"Ohio University-Southern is excited to offer this presentation to our community." said Mary Virgin, faculty member and event coordinator. "Cybersafety is a concern for parents and certainly a hot topic in the media. This open presentation is a unique opportunity for residents of the tri-state area to hear from an international leader in the field."

Best known for her work in the field of cybersecurity, cybercrime and privacy, Aftab has worked to enhance cybersecurity since 1995. In addition to assisting business and governmental entities with cybersecurity issues, Aftab is also a leader in the field of Internet safety and security for children, senior citizens and victims of cyberstalking and abuse. She runs the world's largest online safety and help group, WiredSafetv.org, that works closely with all major law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Aftab also established Teen Angels, an innovative program designed to empower children and teens to spread the word about safe and responsible Internet surfing. 

Aftab regularly appears on national and international television and in news publications. Recent television appearances include "Dateline," "Good Morning America," "World News Tonight" and "The O'Reilly Factor." Aftab has also been featured in USA Today, Good Housekeeping and People magazine.

A well-recognized expert on cybercrime, Aftab has covered risk management issues for the FDIC and best practices for the social networking industry and telecommunications industries. During her presentation, Aftab will address the issues of cybercrime, and cyberabuse prevention and awareness. Specific topics will include cyberbullying, Internet predators and identity theft.

As part of her visit to Ohio University Southern, Aftab will speak to middle and high school students on May 4 during a presentation at a local school. Following this session, Aftab will meet with children and teens to establish a local chapter of Teen Angels.

"Ms. Aftab is an internationally recognized expert in the field of cybercrime and cybersafety," noted Kim Keffer, director of enrollment services at Ohio University-Southern. "I encourage parents, educators, law enforcement and social service professionals, and any concerned member of the community to take advantage of this opportunity."

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Contact: Mary Virgin, 740-533-4582, or Kim Keffer, 740-533-4612

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