Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the 13th Annual UNC Charlotte Cyber Security Symposium being hosted by UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics.
UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics will host its 13th Annual UNC Charlotte Cyber Security Symposium on the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. The premier security conference in the region will again feature expert guest speakers from around the country who will address the latest issues surrounding cyber crime and what is being done to combat this ever-increasing global threat.
“The Cyber Security Symposium continues to draw attention to the urgency of dealing with cyber terrorism,” said Yi Deng, Dean of the College of Computing and Informatics. “It’s quite clear that we have entered a new era when it comes to cyber crime and cyber war as evidenced by ongoing world events and weekly reports in the media. Our distinguished list of speakers will address these complex issues that impact our daily lives.”
Rapid advancements in communication and information technology have increased interdependence among diverse groups including businesses and government agencies. The spread of such technologies, and the consequential reliance on them, require participants to understand and take action to minimize security threats. As we enter this age of cyber war it is also important to understand how governments and countries will work to secure their complex infrastructures from attack.
The conference is a must for business continuity professionals, information technology managers, software developers, systems administrators, information security professionals, information security consultants and government leaders. Each year the City of Charlotte has proclaimed October Cyber Security Awareness Month in recognition of the conference.
The symposium will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Cone University Center on the UNC Charlotte campus.
Our distinguished list of speakers include:
Jim Manico, White Hat
Theresa Payton, Fortalice, LLC.
Ron Richie, Bank of America
Will Stranathan, CyberDNA
Will Thornhill, TIAA-CREF
Contact Marjorie Bray ([email protected]) if you are interested in more information on sponsorship opportunities.
The Department of Software and Information Systems’ Information Assurance program was one of the first in the country to be designated by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a National Center of Academic Excellence (NCAE) in Information Assurance “Research” for academic years 2008-2013. The Information Assurance program has also been designated by the NSA as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance “Education” since 2001. A designation that has been extended through 2017. In 2006 a team of students from SIS won the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, which is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security.
About The College of Computing and Informatics
The College of Computing and Informatics provides academic programs in computer science, software and information systems, information technology and bioinformatics. It is also the home to leading research centers and institutes, including the Cyber Defense and Network Assurability (CyberDNA) Center, the Bioinformatics Research Center, the Charlotte Visualization Center, the Complex Systems Institute and the Diversity in Information Technology Institute. Active research awards currently total $35 Million. cci.uncc.edu
About the University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university. It is the fourth largest campus among the 17 institutions of the University of North Carolina system and the largest institution of higher education in the Charlotte region. Fall 2011 enrollment exceeded 25,300 students, including 5,000 graduate students.
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