NSA's Information Assurance Symposium: Capitol will be there!
Cybersecurity professionals will gather in Baltimore from June 19-21 to exchange knowledge and strategize ways of addressing today's emerging cyber threats, and Capitol representatives will be on hand to inform participants about the degree programs and resources available at the university.
Over 2,500 practitioners and leaders in the field are expected to attend the Information Assurance Symposium, an annual event held by the National Security Agency's Information Assurance Directorate. Through a series of presentations, panel discussions, and training sessions, attendees will gain a thorough overview of emerging developments in this critical field.
Dr. William Butler, chair of the cybersecurity program at Capitol, will brief participants on the important role played by educational institutions like Capitol in equipping professionals to combat an increasingly complex array of threats.
"This is a very exciting event for us to be attending," said Xavier A. Richards, director of graduate recruitment. "It's hosted by the NSA and will have cybersecurity leaders, decision-makers and practictioners in attendance. The NSA has also invited international cybersecurity experts to this event, so participants will be engaging a global perspective."
During the symposium, Richards and her colleagues will be getting the word out about the university's undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity and the career-boosting opportunities that come with a Capitol degree. Capitol offers bachelor's and master's degrees in Cyber and Information Security as well as a doctorate in cybersecurity. Numerous post-baccaulaureate certificate programs are also available, including in Digital Forensics and Incident Handling, Information Assurance Administration, Network Protection, Secure Cloud Computing, Secure Mobile Technology, Secure Software Development and Security Management.
“One of the really outstanding things about our programs is the quality of our curriculum," Richards said. "It's practical and industry-oriented, with students gaining exposure both to theory and labs. We enable professionals to advance their skill sets and become thought leaders in their fields, addressing some of the most pressing concerns in the cybersecurity arena."
The master's and doctoral level programs are also designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals. All of Capitol's graduate degrees are offered online, utilizing a real-time, synchronous learning platform that replicates classroom conditions -- without requiring a commute.
"Our programs are very flexible," Richards said. "Professionals at all career stages can take our classes from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a computer connected to the internet. It's a very unique way to balance school and work and be able to do both at the same time."
The IAS event will be held June 19-21 at the Washington Convention Center. More information here.