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Don’t Miss the 16th Annual Cyber Security Symposium at UNC Charlotte


Charlotte, North Carolina UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) will host its 16th annual Cyber Security Symposium on the UNC Charlotte campus on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, with a dedicated executive education program to follow on Thursday, October 15, 2015.

Considered the premier security conference in the region, it will again address the latest issues surrounding cyber crime and what is being done globally to combat daily reports of cyber attacks. The highlight of this year’s event will be the keynote address by Senator Richard Burr, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Senator Burr is the co-sponsor of the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act of 2015, which was recently passed by the committee. The bill creates additional incentives to increase sharing of cyber security threat information while protecting individual privacy and civil liberties interests. The bill also offers liability protection to the private sector, thus enhancing its ability to combat cyber attackers.

“I'm very honored that Senator Burr will be joining us this year,” says Bill Chu, Professor in the Department of Software and Information Systems (SIS) at CCI. “This is just another example of how the symposium has grown over the years. We continue to draw attention to the urgency of dealing with cyber crimes. In addition to the Senator, we are again assembling a list of distinguished industry experts from around the country to talk about this on-going global threat. The symposium draws business and professional leaders from around the region and in 2014 sold out with over 600 attendees.”

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