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Don’t Miss the 15th Annual Cyber Security Symposium at UNC Charlotte

Thanks to the overwhelming response this year, our 2014 Cyber Security Symposium is sold out.

Our wait list feature is activated, so if you would like to add your name to it, in case space opens up, please register. We will access this list at the end of business on Monday, October 13th. If any spaces open up by then, we will register you and you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, that indicates that we do not have any available space and we will not be able to accept any new registrations at the door, the day of the event.


UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) will host its 15th annual Cyber Security Symposium on the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

What has become the premier security conference in the region will again feature expert guest speakers from around the country who will address the latest issues surrounding cyber crime and what is being done to combat this ever-increasing global problem.

“The Cyber Security Symposium continues to draw attention to the urgency of dealing with cyber terrorism,” said Bill Chu, Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems (SIS) at CCI. “Once again, we are assembling a list of distinguished industry experts to talk about this on-going global threat. It’s a thrill to see how the symposium has grown over the years and the interest it has generated with business leaders and professionals from around the region. We anticipate over 500 individuals will attend this year’s symposium.”

Rapid advancements in communication and information technology have increased interdependence among diverse groups including businesses and government agencies. The spread of such technologies, and the consequential reliance on them, require participants to understand and take action to minimize security threats. Also, a larger portion of the dangers from the threats come from experienced cyber terrorists who target large monetary rewards from their prey.

Over the years this conference has proven to be invaluable to business continuity professionals, information technology managers, software developers, systems administrators, information security professionals, information security consultants, and policy-makers. Each year the City of Charlotte has proclaimed October, Cyber Security Awareness Month, in recognition of the conference.