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Walsh College Introduces “Cyber Spring” Program Series

Walsh College is launching “Cyber Spring,” an exciting series of information technology- and cyber security-focused events at its Troy campus, at area venues, and online.

“Cyber Spring” has been designed in response to the immediate and growing industry need for advanced and continuing education for students and industry practitioners in these key fields.

Topics include vehicle connectivity and vehicle technology security in March and cyber security in May. Full information and registration links for all of the events can be found at

Scheduled presentations and presenters include:

CONNECTED CARS: “A Discussion on Connected/Autonomous Cars,” sponsored by Walsh College and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM), is set for 6 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016, in the College’s Barry Center, 3838 Livernois. It is part of the MTAM’s Mobile Monday Detroit series.

The free event features presentations by Scott McCormick, president, Connected Vehicles Trade Association, and Elaina Farnsworth, CEO, Mobile Comply. Barbara Ciaramitaro, Ph.D., professor and chair, Decision Sciences, and director of the Walsh College Center for Cybersecurity Leadership, will give opening remarks.

TECHNOLOGY OVERDRIVE: Dr. Ciaramitaro will present a workshop, “Technology Overdrive: Understanding the Security Impact of Advanced Machinery Throughout the Infrastructure of the Car,” at the third annual Automotive Cybersecurity Summit, March 21-23, 2016 in Detroit.

Dr. Ciaramitaro will discuss advancing technology and its impact on vehicle infrastructure and security issues involving Bluetooth systems, roadside assistance, and personal data.

CYBER ATTACKER WEBINAR: A free webinar, “Profile of a Cyber Attacker,” presented by Dr. Ciaramitaro and Walsh College Instructor David Schaefer, is set for 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

Does the phrase “ethical hacker” sound like an oxymoron? The ethical and unethical sides of the ever-growing environment of the Internet are in a consistent battle for territory. Dr. Ciaramitaro and Schaefer will discuss the various motives, and profiles of cyber attackers.

In addition to the above events, Walsh College offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree information technology degree programs, including a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), a Master of Science in Information Technology – Cybersecurity Concentration (MSIT-CS), a Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT), a Master of
Science in Information Technology Leadership (MSITL), and a dual MBA / Master of Science in

Information Technology Leadership (MSITL). Spring registration is now open and classes begin April 1.

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