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NCIS Cyber Expert Speaks On "Art Of Cybersecurity"

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SALISBURY, Md. - We are in an ever-changing technological age and as technology evolves, so do criminals.

"Cyber attackers, they are going to find a weak spot in your armour and hit you before you know it," said Kenneth Geers.

Geers works for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.  He's fluent in all matters of cyber-security.  He said that even the government is playing catch up to stop these attacks as technology changes.    

"Intelligence analysis [is] following the war in Gaza or events in Syria.  They are watching Twitter and YouTube and all of us have access to those resources."    

It may not be blood on a battlefield, but cyber attacks are happening all around us.    

For instance, just this past October, the South Carolina State Department Of Revenue was attacked and 3.6 million social security numbers were stolen, or more than 75 percent of the Palmetto State's residents.

"Nobody is on top of what is happening today in cyberspace.  It's all around us and is developing so quickly, it's hard to keep up."

Geers said that "the student today is tomorrow's decision maker."    

Geers spoke at Perdue Hall with Salisbury University students.  He cited Sun-Tzu's "Art of War."  He told them that the art of stopping the warfare now is about a foundation over tactics.     

"You can never say we're secure.  We feel good because things are going to change tomorrow."

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