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Niagara University to host cybersecurity forum

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Thu, Apr 25th 2019 12:55 pm

Several of the region’s most prominent experts in information security will discuss the cybersecurity threat landscape that presently looms over numerous industries, such as banking, education, foodservice, government, health care and telecommunications, at Niagara University’s cybersecurity forum. The event is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, in the Statler Dining Room on the fourth floor of St. Vincent's Hall.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, will also include a ribbon-cutting and tour of Niagara University’s new cybersecurity lab.

David Stender, senior vice president and chief security officer at M&T Bank, will give the keynote address. He has more than 30 years of government, military and business experience developing, implementing and leading full-scope security programs, including physical security, information security, financial crimes, and risk, on a global scale.

Panelists include Jeffrey Crimmins, chief information officer and chief security officer at Freed Maxick CPAs/DataSure 24; Renita DiStefano, vice president of information technology/chief information officer at Seneca Gaming Corp.; Peter Herbsman, computer scientist with the FBI Buffalo's cyber task force; Scott Morris, chief information security officer at BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York; and Anthony Sgroi, director of cybersecurity operations at M&T Bank.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about NU’s graduate (information security and digital forensics) and undergraduate (CIS) programs, and how its innovative curricula are designed to meet the needs of a fast-growing industry. To register, go to https://www.niagara.edu/cybersecurity-forum.

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