FDU presents third annual Cybersecurity Symposium

Florham Park, NJ (September 3, 2015)— Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CCIA) announces its third annual Cybersecurity Symposium on Law Enforcement and Cyber Defense will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 in Lenfell Hall at FDU’s Florham Campus. This free event is scheduled from 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Registration is required.

The theme of this year’s symposium will showcase prevention, detection, and mitigation of cyber threats and crimes by government authorities and private sector partners. Distinguished speakers will present and discuss security threats, business continuity, and forensics that encompass law enforcement officers locally, nationally and internationally.

The keynote speaker, Sherrill Nicely, CIA’s chief information security officer, will speak on “Living in Cyber Space.”  She will share 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.

Featured Presentations:

“Living in Cyber Space” by Sherrill Nicely, chief information security officer, CIA, Washington, D.C.

“Promoting Statewide Awareness of Cyber Threats and Best Practices” by David Weinstein, deputy director and cybersecurity advisor, New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP), Trenton, N.J.

“Cyber Intelligence Fusion: People and Processes” by Clinton Watts, president, Miburo Solutions, Inc., Cornwall, N.Y.; fox fellow, Middle East program, and senior fellow, national security, Foreign Policy Research Institute, Philadelphia, P.A.

“The Emerging Cyber Threat” by Brad Carpenter, special agent, Cyber Division, FBI, New York, N.Y.

“Motivating and Training Generation Z in Cyber Defense: Government and Industry Perspectives: A Panel Discussion” moderated by William Toms, assistant professor of administrative science at FDU.

The symposium will be moderated by William Toms, assistant professor of administrative science in FDU’s Petrocelli College of Continuing Studies. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required; breakfast and lunch will be served. Call (201) 692-2105 for more information.

About Fairleigh Dickinson University

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