FBI, KU to team up to host cybersecurity conference later this month

photo by: Nick Krug

The Burge Union pictured on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in the Central District of the University of Kansas.

Officials with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Reserve and multiple technology leaders will be on hand for a cybersecurity conference at the University of Kansas = later this month.

KU and the FBI are hosting the free cybersecurity conference from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 27 at KU’s Burge Union. Members of the public are invited to attend the conference at no charge, but registration is required.

The conference will feature panel discussions on future challenges related to cybersecurity, a panel on creating a pipeline of talent for the cybersecurity industry, and a presentation on ransomware and how it is deployed by actors such as North Korea.

The conference comes as KU is seeking to establish itself as a leader in cybersecurity research and education. KU is in the early stages of raising funds to build a new research center on its West Campus. Dubbed the Kansas National Security Innovation Center, it would focus on research related to cybersecurity and other innovations that could be used by the homeland security or defense industries.

To register for the conference, go online to research.ku.edu/fbi-ku-cybersecurity-conference.


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