Cybersecurity Day 2018

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Join Office of Information Technology for Cyber  Security Day!

In conjunction with national cybersecurity awareness month

Cybersecurity Day 2018

SIU Cybersecurity Day is an annual event presented by the Office of Information Technology in conjunction with National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched this national campaign in October 2004 in an effort to make United States citizens aware of the increasing threat cyber intrusion and manipulation poses to our national security and to each of us individually. Although SIU’s Cybersecurity Day was originally developed for our technology professionals, we welcome anyone interested in preventing cyber threats to attend our sessions. Contact our Client Relations and Communications office for more information or to register for our event(s).

View the Cybersecurity Day flyer

View Cybersecurity Month Workshops

Picture of Keynote Speaker, Frank Meyers inside the frame of a tablet.Keynote by Frank Myers

Manager Business Value Consultant
US Public Sector

Frank is a force to be reckoned with in the cybersecurity arena. After years with top companies like SPLUNK>, Red Hat, Oracle, Osprey Systems, and Novell, Frank has a  keen understanding of the magnitude of the security threats we face today. He knows the challenges these and future threats present IT professionals as well as the risks and implications cybersecurity issues have for business.

Frank brings cutting-edge information and strategic insight into the real costs of a cybersecurity breach, and suggests that we are all vulnerable and responsible for the University and ourselves. SIU IT pros, administrators, faculty, staff, and students will  all find something extraordinary and actionable in Frank’s presentation.

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What is the Real Cost of a Cyber Security Breach?

Technology has advanced to the point where it often outpaces our ability to protect ourselves from our own virtual creations. Cyber intrusion has pushed forward as a top concern for organizations, not to mention an ever-present menace for us as individuals.

What is the real cost of a cybersecurity breach? Think about that question. There is a cost in actual dollars, lost reputation, damage to systems and records, diminished trust, legal ramifications, and the ability to do business.

All institutions, all areas, and all people using technology devices are vulnerable to cybercrime…and equally responsible for preventing it. Know the real costs!

Cybersecurity Day 2018 sponsored by:


Security Day Agenda
Security Day presentations to be held in Guyon Auditorium – first floor of Morris Library.
8:30 a.m. Meet and Greet
9:00 a.m. SIU Takes Cyber Security Seriously
10:00 a.m. Break/Late Entry
10:30 a.m. Keynote: Frank Myers, SPLUNK>
12:00 p.m. Security Day Close
12:15 p.m.     Executive Session with Frank Myers
Private Session — by invitation only
Lunch provided by SPLUNK>

Heritage Room – third floor of Morris Library.


Look for additional cybersecurity workshops throughout the month of October.