Cybercrimes and their prevention — FDU hosts 3rd annual Cybersecurity Symposium

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Keynote speaker Sherrill Nicely, chief information security officer for the CIA. (Photos by W. Scott Giglio)

By Kaidi Ilves


Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CCIA) held its 3rd annual Cybersecurity Symposium on Law Enforcement and Cyber Defense on Wednesday, September 30. The symposium featured presentations from distinguished law enforcement specialists of various agencies, including the CIA and FBI.

This year’s symposium showcased prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyber threats and crimes by government authorities and private sector partners. Noted cybersecurity experts came together in a discussion on security threats, business continuity, and forensics that encompass law enforcement officers across the globe. The keynote speaker, Sherrill Nicely, CIA’s chief information security officer, spoke about “Living in Cyber Space,” sharing her extensive experience in overseeing the defensive posture of the agency’s cybersecurity capabilities, including governing blue team, or information system vulnerability, assessments of agency IT for cybersecurity sufficiency.

Chris Capuano, University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

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(From left) Kaylan Mondal, William M. Toms, Sherrill Nicely, and Neal M. Sturm.