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LIGATT Security International Hosts the First in a Series of Cyber Crime Protection Courses at Appalachian Technical College

New Computer Security Crash Courses Help Community Members and Small Businesses Protect Their Identity, Financial Details and Business Data

ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwire) -- 05/13/09 -- With identity theft, privacy breaches and personal safety issues reaching an all time high in America, it is crucial that individuals and professionals learn how to safeguard information for their own protection and that of their clients. LIGATT Security International (PINKSHEETS: LGTT) will launch the series of Cyber Crime courses on Thursday, May 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Appalachian Technical College Jasper campus. With skill levels ranging from beginner to hacker extraordinaire, everyone will benefit from the expertise of reformed computer hacker and LIGATT Security International CEO Gregory Evans.

Thursday's course in Computer Theft Prevention & Stolen Computer Recovery is designed for anyone looking to learn more about computer security protection, including employers, law enforcement, teachers, IT managers, military personnel, private investigators and loss prevention personnel, as well as the general public. Gregory Evans' industry expertise combined with over 25 years of experience in technology and computer security enables him to uncover the methods that computer hackers use to access information, and show students how not to be a victim.

In a survey conducted by the American Management Association, employees with access to critical data usually travel frequently. This means a company's most confidential information is moving around city to city. Based on a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of Intel, of 138 lost laptop cases, results found that enterprises spend on average $49,246 when a laptop is either lost or stolen. In extreme cases, the number rose to as high as $975,527. Citing a Tech Republic survey, Ponemon showed that approximately 1 in 10 notebooks are stolen. Of those thefts, 88 percent of laptops go unrecovered.

"I am very excited to partner with Appalachian Technical College. This is a much needed course for everyone," says CEO Gregory Evans.

"We are thrilled about LIGATT Security's Cyber Crime courses because not only do they enhance our Criminal Justice program, but they also show Law Enforcement officials how to keep information secure," says Darrell Dial, Continuing Education Coordinator for Appalachian Technical College. "We chose LIGATT Security's courses in particular because they are very skilled in Computer Security and offer courses that cover a broad spectrum of Cyber Crime in detail, a topic that is pivotal for students in the current economic state."

Appalachian Technical College has teamed up with the security and privacy experts from LIGATT Security International to launch a unique suite of courses that address emerging risks to concerned and informed community members and small business owners. The offerings capture a complete set of issues related to safety, security and privacy, offering individuals and professionals training at a very low cost.

These unique courses arrive at a time when the general public and business professionals need access to critical knowledge and readily applicable information to:

--  Protect personal and family information
--  Protect their business, their information and their reputation
--  Safeguard the critical, competitive information they depend on
--  Better manage sensitive customer information they collect
--  Keep the trust of their valued clients
    


Courses will be taught at three Appalachian Technical College campuses, including the Jasper, Woodstock and North Metro locations. Courses begin May 14 and run through June 27. To register, visit www.ligattsecurity.com or www.appalachiantech.edu. Law enforcement may submit certificate upon completion of course for post credit.

About LIGATT Security International

LIGATT Security International is one of the nation's premier hi-tech security companies, recognized as a leader in computer security, CCTV surveillance and cyber-crime investigation. LIGATT Security maintains state-of-the-art capabilities to address customer home business security and surveillance needs.

For more information contact:

Darrell Dial
Appalachian Technical College
706-253-4524
[email protected]

Amanda Duggan
LIGATT Security
866-354-4288 ext. 5
[email protected]

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