Fort Myers Technical College Students Learn about Cyber Security from Lee County Supervisor of Elections, IT Department.

Fort Myers Technical College Students Learn about Cyber Security from Lee County Supervisor of Elections, IT Department.

Lee County, FL (May 18, 2017)  On May 16, 2017, the Fort Myers Technical College Information Security class visited the Lee County Supervisor of Elections to learn about Cyber Security. The students are interested in occupations involving technology and security.  The visit provided the class with a chance to learn how their careers may be impacted by the various businesses/agencies they may have the opportunity to work for.

Stephen Brittain, Director of Information Technology, gave a tour of the Main Office to the class and their Instructor, Renee Rawe.  They met the Honorable Tommy Doyle, Supervisor of Elections, and his administrative staff.  The tour included the Vote-by-Mail Department, the IT Department, and the Tabulation Center.

The class met with members of the IT Department: Director, Stephen Brittain, Todd Putnam, Systems Manager, Sharilynn Domain, Geographic Information Specialist, and Russ Bryan, Web Designer, who shared their knowledge and expertise regarding their specific job responsibilities.

The students asked Stephen questions such as:

1. “We heard there were threats of voter fraud.  Did you see any evidence of this in Lee County? ”   “The system of checks and balances in place in all of FL  makes voter fraud nearly impossible.  Lee County saw no evidence of any tampering.”

2. “How did you get your start in IT?”   “I started as a computer operator trainee in 1975.”

3. “How do you stay up to date with technology?”  “Much reading and studying and a competent technical staff at our disposal.”

The visit provided the Fort Myers Technical College Information Security class an opportunity to see how their course of study looks in a real working environment.

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