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Cyber 11

October 2, 2018– Northern Kentucky University hosts the 11th Cybersecurity Symposium on October 11 and 12, 2018. The symposium, presented by the Chase College of Law and the College of Informatics, focuses on cybersecurity challenges, legal issues, risk management and best practices.  

 Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security and current President/CEO of SICPA North America Jane Holl Lute will deliver the keynote address that focuses on the fight for privacy on the world stage. Lute also serves as special advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

“Janet Holl Lute brings an exceptional mix of legal, diplomatic, strategic, international and technical experience to bear on the challenges of cyber threats,” said Kevin Kirby, dean of the College of Informatics. “The hard reality is that cyber security is a multi-facetted problem and so it requires multi-dimensional expertise. The dangers keep mounting, and she has been at the center of our nation's strategy and response. Her keynote address will be a highlight of the event.”

The National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security has designated NKU as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. To obtain this top level designation, NKU had to meet stringent criteria to produce professionals with cyber defense expertise for the Nation. Collaboration on events like the Cybersecurity Symposium help achieve that goal.

“The symposium is a great platform to bring attorneys together with IT, tech and security professionals to discuss cybersecurity challenges and understand how these threats impact the law,” said Michael Whiteman, interim dean of the Salmon P. Chase College of Law. “At Chase, we take this approach through the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology. The courses offered in the Academy emphasize legal technology, business, leadership and other critical skills our students need to be successful attorneys.”

The symposium has seven tracks for participants that include integrated risk management, cyber operations, threats, security awareness culture, emerging topics, legal issues and a student track focused on getting started in cybersecurity. To see the agenda, register or for more information on the Cybersecurity Symposium, click here.

·       What: 11th Annual Cybersecurity Symposium

·       When: October 11 and 12, 2018

·       Where: NKU’s James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union

Sponsors include CBTS; Cadre Information Security; Check Point; Keating Muething & Klekamp; Logicalis; Micro Focus; Nexigen; the W. Bruce Lunsford Academy for Law, Business + Technology; Booz Allen; Sophos; RDI Intuitive Technical; The Center for Applied Informatics; Gratia, Inc.; Frost Brown Todd; DBL Law; Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease; Mainline Information Systems; and Darktrace.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018. Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit