March 10, 2016
Kristin Elsner

Cyber Security Symposium

Event Details: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., March 10, Busch Student Center

Saint Louis University will host a Cyber Security Symposium from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, at Busch Student Center. The School for Professional Studies will host this 7th annual event.

The rapid development of technology and the emergence of the cyber realm have posed new challenges for corporations, government and society as a whole. Information continues to play a larger role in both security and intelligence, and now more than ever, these two once distinct areas have merged.

The Cyber Security Symposium at SLU will include breakout sessions exploring cyber crime and cyber security, and features an innovation and networking fair with companies showcasing their latest offerings. The event culminates with a panel discussion on the future of cyber security and the role of law enforcement in the cyber world.

The program will feature speakers and a panel of experts that includes:

  • Gregory Touhill, deputy director, Homeland Security 
  • Rob Villanueva, special agent, United States Secret Service (Miami)
  • Mike Gibbons, chief information security officer, Edward Jones
  • Matthew Drake, assistant U.S. attorney
  • David Hulsey, assistant vice president, AT&T
  • Craig Byrkit, Edward Jones 
  • Michael McGlynn, vice president of Security Solutions, World Wide Technology 
  • Brian Wickenhauser, business leader, Security Operations Center, Mastercard Worldwide

The event is free and open to the public however registration is required. Visit for event details and to register online. For additional information about the event, contact the Workforce Center at or call 314-977-3226. Parking is available in the University's garage at Grand and Laclede.

As of March 7, registration has closed, but anyone who would like to be put on the waiting list can contact the Workforce Center at 314-977-3226.

The annual Cyber Security Symposium (formerly Criminal Justice and Security management) event is a Saint Louis University service to the criminal justice, security and intelligence community. Since 2010, SLU has engaged in important dialogue around timely topics that have application in many fields, from information technology to legal counsel, engineering, human resources, law enforcement, business, security and education. Sponsorship proceeds benefit scholarships within SLU's School for Professional Studies and the development of a virtual classroom operated by the University's Workforce Center. Attendees are eligible to receive continuing education units (CEUs) through the Workforce Center at SLU.

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