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BDPA says do not be afraid when voting

NORMAL, Ill. - Since the 2016 National Election the Central Illinois Black Data Processing Associates have been educating the public on the importance of cyber security.

Today they were in Normal educating people on, not only internet safety but, how to get a job in the ever-declining cyber field.

Members of the BDPA gathered in the Heartland Bank on College Avenue to talk about how to combat these problems, how we can stop them and to inform our neighbors about them as well.

"This is a Democracy and we vote to elect officials that represent us," said Joel Johnson Central Illinois BDPA Meeting Coordinator. "It is critically important for us to feel comfortable and confident in the systems that we use to vote."

This is the sixth meeting the organization has had on the matter and they are encouraging people to come and learn the importance of Information Technology. They say the more you are aware of voting the safer you will feel doing so.

For more information on the group and how to attend the next meeting visit https://www.bdpa.org/group/BL or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BDPACIL.

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