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KCTCS sponsoring Kentucky Cybersecurity Summit

VERSAILLES, Ky. — Cyber attacks have become a major threat to many institutions and are one of the most prevalent types of crises higher education and others must prepare for. To help colleges and universities understand the threats and how to prevent them, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) is presenting the Kentucky Cybersecurity Summit. This is a free, one-day conference at the KCTCS office in Versailles on Oct. 23.

Call for papers is open through July 31 for those interested in presenting at the summit. KCTCS is accepting submissions on a variety of security topics, from beginner to advanced, and proposals must be geared toward education. Those selected to present will be notified by August 31.

Potential topics include:

  • Audit/Compliance
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Authentication (Single Sign on, multifactor, etc.)
  • Cloud (Infrastructure as a Service/Identity as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service)
  • Risk Assessment/Vulnerability and Penetration Testing
  • Security Information and Event Management (SEIM)/ logging solutions
  • Intrusion Detection and Malware Forensics, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)

Registration for the event is also open. The summit begins at 8 a.m. and lunch is included.