Students Attend Cybersecurity Summit
Seven students in the Computing and Information Sciences 400-level Information Security and Network Management class enjoyed a very real ‘field trip’ on Monday, September 10, when they attended the 6th Annual Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, on the campus of UW-Madison.
Attendees engaged around a number of topics, and heard from a wide range of experts on current and potential future cybersecurity threats. In addition, a highlight of the day was a panel discussion on meeting the job needs of the cybersecurity industry.
For our students, the day included a private lunch with key members of the State of Wisconsin’s Cybersecurity team.
“Their attendance provides an opportunity to increase their awareness of not only their role in the professional field of Information Technology, but also the ways in which their work as professionals encompass diverse aspects of technological use,” Kathleen Kelm, Associate Professor of Computing and Information Sciences, said. “As Edgewood College students, conferences such as these are integral to pursuing meaningful personal and professional lives of leadership and service in a rapidly changing field.”
Computer Information Systems is available as either a major or minor, and is one of the academic pillars of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). More information about pursuing a degree in a STEM field at Edgewood College is available online.
Kathleen Kelm is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Computing and Information Sciences Department. She holds an MEd in Adult Learning Theory from the University of Toronto, and an EdS in Computer Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.
Dr. Kelm has nearly 40 years’ experience in information technology, including serving as head of Information Technology for a multimillion-dollar national organization, working with global companies designing network infrastructure and architecting software solutions to meet an increasingly mobile world.