Marquette University to host symposium on ‘Ethical Hacking’ for Cybersecurity Month, Oct. 6

Sept. 29, 2022

Olivia LiddellMILWAUKEE — Olivia Liddell, a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services, will deliver the keynote address, “Teaching and Leading with a Security-First Mindset,” when Marquette University’s Center for Data, Ethics, and Society and the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense co-host the Cybersecurity Month Symposium on Ethical Hacking, Thursday, Oct. 6, from 8:30 a.m. until noon in the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

This event is presented in partnership with SIM Wisconsin and registration is available online.

The symposium will feature a morning of conversations and networking on ethical hacking and the importance of teaching cybersecurity concepts as a foundational component of all computing and information professionals' training.

Liddell is a solutions architect at Amazon Web Services where she specializes in solutions for game development. Over the course of her career, she has created innovative teaching and technical training solutions for learners from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. She is a Certified Ethical Hacker and frequently speaks on topics such as social engineering, security awareness and mentoring. Liddell is a former Chicago Public Schools teacher and is currently the chairperson of the Chicago Teacher Residency Alumni Network Board.

There will also be panel discussions on “Penetration Testing and Bug Bounty Programs” and “Education and Training for Ethical Hackers,” as well as a collaborative discussion on possible further interaction between corporate and academic stakeholders.

The Center for Data, Ethics, and Society works to address the ethical, social and political dimensions of our increasingly data-driven society. Grounded in Marquette’s Catholic, Jesuit mission of social justice, the center is particularly focused on confronting data ethics issues such as the controversies and consequences of our increasingly data-driven lives and spaces, unfair algorithmic biases, the unequal impacts of computational decision-making, the privacy threats of ubiquitous surveillance systems, and corporate social responsibility and accountability.

The mission of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense is to provide excellence in education about cybersecurity, service through partnerships with the university and community, and research opportunities in cybersecurity technology, cybersecurity preparedness and cybersecurity education. Through the efforts of the center, Marquette has been designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (2018-23) by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.

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Kevin Conway

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