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Cybersecurity Symposium set for Friday at NKU

Topics include online privacy, ethics

COVINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2016) ‚ÄĒ Northern Kentucky University will hold¬†its ninth annual Cybersecurity Symposium¬†from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday¬†at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington.

NKU is designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. The event is hosted by Chase College of Law and the College of Informatics.

National and local experts will discuss topics such as online privacy and ethics in the information age; how to secure mobile apps, cloud storage, and databases against cyberattacks; and security for the medical industry, where healthcare devices are increasingly online.

‚ÄúToday we find ourselves increasingly surrounded by smart devices, and most of these devices are vulnerable to hacking and other intrusions. Protecting ourselves, and helping ensure a safe and ethically responsible digital environment, is of paramount importance,‚Ä̬†said Kevin Kirby, dean of the College of Informatics.