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University of Delaware cybersecurity experts share knowledge with other statewide leaders

At the Secure Delaware conference, held on September 24, 2019, cybersecurity leaders from across the First State convened to discuss emerging issues and threats.

Among the leaders in attendance at Delaware’s 10thannual workshop were James Collins, chief information officer of the State of Delaware; Solomon Adote, chief security officer of the State of Delaware; and Alan Paller, president of the SANS Institute, a company specializing in cybersecurity training.

University of Delaware civil engineering professor Nii Attoh-Okine was part of a panel discussion on data privacy in an increasingly interconnected digital world.

Undergraduate computer engineering student Dan Goodman, co-founder of Anchor Security Team, gave a featured speech about phishing threats and participated in a panel discussion about hacking the human mind.

Patricia Lehman, a student in UD’s master’s degree in cybersecurity,  was awarded a scholarship (a $22,000 value) to educational programs by the SANS Institute. She is one of 100 students nationwide to win this award from the U.S. Cyber FastTrack Competition.

Paller recognized UD and the state’s cyber educational partners (Delaware Technical and Community College, Wilmington University, and Delaware State University) for leadership in identifying cybersecurity talent and promoting workforce development. Together, these institutions are also working to close the gender gap in cybersecurity careers in Delaware.

2019, News Secure Delaware 2019