IST faculty presented research at 2019 cybersecurity conference
School of Information Systems and Technology faculty presented their published research at the 2019 IACIS International Conference. IT professionals in the field of cybersecurity focused on cyber threats between businesses, entities, and individuals. Our faculty contributed by discussing the need for students to be aware of security vulnerabilities and prevention when they develop their applications and write code.
Wilfred Mutale, faculty member at PTC, described his experience at the conference as “enlightening, as it demonstrated PTC’s academic excellence and commitment to producing top-quality students and faculty who are in tune with industry trends in their discipline and engaged in scholarly research.” It’s his goal to teach students how to build information systems that are not vulnerable to cyber threats—including sysadmin best practices, password resets, and setting firewall rules—and to ensure that there is a strategic recovery management plan in place if an attack occurs.
In addition to sharing their research, our faculty attended sessions from other colleges, universities, and professionals; it’s one more way our faculty stays current in the field while providing immersive, relevant, and career-focused education in the classroom.