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The NKU Center for Information Security (CIS) is a multidisciplinary center for information security research and education.

NKU has been designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Four Missions

  1. Support NKU’s academic departments in the development of high quality educational programs in cybersecurity.
  2. Offer high value events and symposia to both educators and professionals.
  3. Facilitate research that contributes to the theory and practice of information security.
  4. Perform cybersecurity outreach to both educational and professional organizations.

CIS Advisory Board

Shawn McMillan
Chair, Center Advisory Board
Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Western & Southern Financial Group

Adam Leisring
Director of Information Security

Mark Angel
Director Threat Analysis & Analytics
US Bank

David Lavinder
Principal, Managed Threat Service
Booz Allen Hamilton

Josh Hankins
Director of Security Solutions

John Zuziak
UL Health

Holly Johnson
Director of Governance & Compliance
Great American Insurance Group

Robert Luft 
Sure Fire Innovation

National Security Agency
U.S. Department of Homeland Security