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Friday: Courtney to convene experts at UConn to discuss cybersecurity

October 15, 2015
Press Release

Norwich, CT—On Friday, October 16th, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) will convene a panel discussion on cybersecurity for Connecticut businesses at the University of Connecticut. The discussion will feature academic and business experts, focusing on both best practices to protect sensitive data for Connecticut businesses, and career opportunities in cybersecurity for Connecticut students.

“In the wake of high-profile data breaches that have exposed the personal information of millions of Americans, consumers and businesses are increasingly focused on securing their data against cyber intrusions and identity theft. I am convening this panel to highlight some of the cutting-edge work happening at UConn’s center of excellence, as well as to inform area businesses of steps they can take to protect their information,” Courtney said.

The event will be streamed live here:


Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2)

Phil Bond,  Former Undersecretary of Commerce for Technology

Panel One: Improving cybersecurity for businesses & consumers

Dr. Dmitry Zhdanov – UConn Business School Professor

Jeff Greene – Senior Policy Council, Symantec

Tim Francis – Enterprise Lead for Cyber Insurance, Travelers

Panel Two: Educating the cyber workforce

Dr. John Chandy – UConn School of Engineering Professor

Nancy Davis – VP and CIO, United Technologies

Maura Dunn – VP of Human Resources and Administration, Electric Boat

Adam Rak – LifeJourney mentoring program

WHAT: Panel Discussion on cybersecurity best practices and career opportunities
WHEN: Friday, October 16th, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs