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Packers Mentor-Protege Program to host FBI special agent for cyber-security training camp session

Cyber-security presentation hosted by FBI Special Agent Byron Franz

The Green Bay Packers Mentor-Protégé Program will host a cyber-security presentation from FBI Special Agent Byron Franz for the program's next training camp session on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 3 p.m. in the Lambeau Field Atrium.

The presentation from Agent Franz will focus on protecting Wisconsin businesses from cyber and insider threats, and any area business interested in the topic is welcome to attend.

The FBI estimates that the theft of intellectual property, or business secrets, may cost the U.S. up to $400 billion a year. Special Agent Franz will suggest best practices for the detection and mitigation of malicious insiders and cyber intrusion actors who target corporate computer networks and portable electronic devices. He will highlight the importance of fostering public-private partnerships in combating these threats.

Franz is a Special Agent of the FBI and has worked national security investigations for over 16 years. He currently serves as the Strategic Partnership Coordinator for the FBI's Milwaukee Division, where his job is to form partnerships with corporations, colleges, and universities to better protect intellectual property and trade secrets.

The event will allow for question and answer opportunities, as well as more time for networking and informal discussion.

To register, please contact Evelina Kostova at or 920-884-5006 by Monday, Sept. 14.

The Packers Mentor-Protégé Program, currently in its fifth session, now is accepting applications for the sixth session of the program, which will begin in 2016. To apply for the program or learn more, please visit

The Green Bay Packers partner with AFF Research in order to administer the Mentor-Protégé Program. The program was established in 2011 to pair emerging minority- and woman-owned companies (protégés) with established, knowledgeable, and committed companies (mentors) that can provide exposure, appropriate training, resources and experience not readily available to the protégé companies. Those involved or interested in the program can attend training camps, networking opportunities and other events aimed at fostering relationships between area companies and business professionals in order to spark economic development and job creation.

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