OWN IT, PROTECT IT, SECURE IT
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the theme this year is Own it, Protect it, Secure it.
On October 11, 2019, the annual colloquium was held at the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union. After an introduction by Dr. Heather Hathaway, Dean Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, the Keynote Speaker Dr. Blair Taylor, Towson University and Subject Matter Expert on strategies to increase the cybersecurity pipeline, spoke on Cyber Security Education for All.
After a break, a panel discussed the need for cyber security education. Participants in the panel were Dr Blair Taylor, Mr. David Cagigal, CIO State of Wisconsin, Mr. Byron Franz, Private Sector Coordinator, FBI Mr. Daniel Eliot, Director Education & Strategic Initiatives, National Cybersecurity Alliance.
The panel was followed by "Lightning talks" on Cyber Security Awareness efforts by advisory companies and attendees,.
Keynote speaker Dr. Blair Taylor is an award-winning educator with 20+ years’ experience in academia. She is a national expert in cybersecurity education and curriculum development. She is a faculty member in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University, where she has led numerous funded projects. Her work includes Security Injections @ Towson, which provides security modules for integrating security across the curriculum; it is a national model for teaching secure coding to introductory programming students, and SPLASH, which offers Secure Programming Logic for college credit to high school girls.
The program was sponsored by ULINE, the Marquette University Department of Computer Science and the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense