Press Release

Senator Collins to speak on cybersecurity at World Affairs Council of Maine meeting

PORTLAND, Maine — The World Affairs Council of Maine is pleased to announce that Senator Susan Collins will be the special guest at its annual meeting beginning at 4:45 p.m. on Friday, June 14, at the Portland Country Club, 11 Foreside Road, in Falmouth. The program and dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.

Collins will discuss cybersecurity and the challenges it represents for national security in “The Cybersecurity Challenge: Protecting our Nation and our Economy.”

Collins has represented Maine in the United States Senate since 1997. She serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and as Ranking Member of the Special Committee on Aging. She previously served as the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. She was a principal author of bipartisan legislation to protect the United States from a cyber attack. Last year the Senate failed to pass the legislation and the U.S. remains vulnerable to the ever-increasing threat of international cyber attacks on the computer systems that run financial networks, critical utility infrastructure and transportation systems.

Cost is $75 for members of the Council, $100 for non-members. Reservations are required and must be received by Monday, June 10.

The World Affairs Council of Maine is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization dedicated to serving as a public forum and resource for understanding, analyzing, and debating international issues. To learn more about us, please visit our website at

For additional information, contact:

Amy Holland, Executive Director

World Affairs Council of Maine

(207) 221-4386 or