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Cybersecurity Expert to Speak at JSU on Sept. 27


The Center for Information Security and Assurance (CISA) at JSU is proud to announce a cybersecurity presentation by Thomas Madden, Chief Information Security Officer of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP) in Atlanta, Georgia. The talk will cover new cybersecurity threats and techniques for a successful computer attack.

Madden, CISO and member of the Senior Executive Service, earned two degrees from JSU-- a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Public Administration in political science. Madden is a recipient of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2) US Government Information Security Leadership Award's (GISLA) 2006 Special Recognition Award. The GISLA is awarded by the ISC2, the globally recognized gold standard for certifying information security professionals, annually to three federal government employees and is independent of professional certification. He is a nationally recognized expert in developing information security programs and a regular featured speaker at the SecureWorld conference since 2003.

The presentation is scheduled on September 27 at 1 p.m. in Room 355, Ayers Hall. There is no admission fee and everyone is invited. This is an informal presentation. Q&A will follow after the talk. Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Guillermo Francia, III, Director of the Center for Information Security and Assurance.

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