College Hosts N.C. Cyber Threat Conference
About 120 law enforcement and justice officials, along with business and academic leaders, convened on campus June 5 for the N.C. Cyber Threat Conference.
The workshop and training was presented by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina and the N.C. Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Topics covered included assessing cyber risk, threats to the homeland, FBI’s InfraGard Program and trends in IT security threats, state cyber attacks and leveraging best practices to combat cyber terrorism.
Presentations were made by personnel from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice and SAS–the Research Triangle Park-based national leader in business analytics software and services. President Kent Chabotar offered welcoming remarks to the conferees.
“Hosting this important meeting gave Guilford the opportunity to spotlight its outstanding programs in forensics and justice & policy studies as well as the really strong relationship the College has developed with law enforcement over the years,” said Ron Stowe, director of public safety.
“We are very pleased to have partnered on this event and look forward to other opportunities that bring positive attention to the College, our faculty and students.”
Guilford has offered courses in forensics for about 35 years and a concentration in forensic science beginning in 1999 and was the first college in the state to offer a forensics major when it launched forensic biology in 2002.
Many law enforcement and justice system professionals have studied in the College’s well-regarded justice & policy studies and criminal justice programs.