September 29, 2022


MILWAUKEE — Olivia Liddell, Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, will deliver the keynote, “Teaching and Leading with a Security-First Mindset,” when the Center for Data, Ethics, and Society and the Center for Cyber ​​Security Awareness and Cyber ​​Defense is co-hosting the Ethical Hacking Cybersecurity Month Symposium, Thursday, October 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.

This event is presented in partnership with SIM Wisconsin and registration is available online.

The symposium will include a morning of conversations and networking on ethical hacking and the importance of teaching cybersecurity concepts as a fundamental part of training for all IT and information professionals.

Liddell is a Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services, where she specializes in solutions for game development. Throughout her career, she has created innovative technical education and training solutions for learners of diverse backgrounds and skill levels. She is a certified Ethical Hacker and speaks frequently on topics such as social engineering, security awareness, and mentoring. Liddell is a former Chicago public school teacher and currently serves as chair of the Chicago Teacher Residency Alumni Network Board.

There will also be roundtables on “penetration testing and bug bounty programs” and “education and training of ethical hackers”, as well as a collaborative discussion on possible additional interactions between the parties. business and academic stakeholders.

The Center for Data, Ethics and Society works to address the ethical, social and political dimensions of our increasingly data-driven society. Grounded in Marquette’s Jesuit Catholic social justice mission, the center has a particular focus on confronting data ethics issues such as the controversies and consequences of our increasingly data-driven lives and spaces, biases unfair algorithms, unequal impacts of computational decision-making, privacy threats from ubiquitous surveillance systems, and corporate social responsibility and accountability.

The mission of the Center for Cybersecurity Awareness and Cyberdefense is to provide excellence in cybersecurity education, service through university and community partnerships, and research opportunities in cybersecurity technologies. cybersecurity, cybersecurity preparedness and cybersecurity education. Through the center’s efforts, Marquette was designated a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber ​​Defense Education (2018-23) by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency.


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