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SLU, World Wide Technology Hosting Cybersecurity Symposium

by Jeanette Grider on 03/18/2019
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Jeanette Grider
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World Wide Technology will present the Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Symposium “Generation to Innovation” Wednesday, April 3, at Chaifetz Arena on the Saint Louis University campus. 

The Symposium is intended to bring the cybersecurity industry together through networking and discussion that includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions and a panel discussion on the future of cybersecurity and the role it plays in our world.

Chaifetz Arena
 In addition to the keynotes, the symposium at Chaifetz Arena will include an introductory message from Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., four breakout sessions about the future of cybersecurity along with a panel discussion about opportunities in career advancement in the cyber profession. SLU photo

The one-day event will feature keynote speakers Mike McGlynn, Vice President of Security Solutions at World Wide Technology, as well as Dr. Annette Sobel, a former Major General in the Arizona National Guard and senior advisor for geospatial matters at SLU. 

In addition to the keynotes, the Symposium will include an introductory message from Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., four breakout sessions about the future of Cybersecurity along with a panel discussion about opportunities in career advancement in the cyber profession.

 “Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving field that touches every department within an organization,” said Tracy Chapman, Ph.D., dean of SLU’s School for Professional Studies. “Hacks and data breaches in our technologically-advanced world are real concerns and becoming more and more common. Professionals in the field must continually update their knowledge and skills to remain effective, and the Saint Louis University Cybersecurity Symposium provides an opportunity for professionals to keep up-to-date, learn about the latest trends, network with colleagues and understand the changing landscape in which they work.” 

Registration is now open for the event.

Click here to register

For more information, contact Jacob Wierson in the School for Professional Studies at Jacob.wierson@slu.edu or (314) 977-3534.

About World Wide Technology

Founded in 1990, WWT has grown from a small product reseller into a technology solution provider with $10.4 billion in annual revenue and more than 5,000 employees. We serve the technology needs of large public and private organizations around the globe, including many of the world’s best-known brands. WWT ranks No. 8 on Glassdoors’ Best Places to Work in 2018 list and 40 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list.

About Saint Louis University 

Founded in 1818, Saint Louis University is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious Catholic universities. SLU, which also has a campus in Madrid, Spain, is recognized for world-class academics, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. Rated among the nation’s top 100 research universities, SLU boasts more than 20 graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the top 100 in the country by U.S. News & World Report.