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UA Little Rock to Host Cybersecurity Panel Discussion Oct. 21

Thomas Bunton in IT Services
Thomas Bunton, UA Little Rock Director of Technology Infrastructure & Operations, and his team of network specialists have undertaken the huge job of upgrading the entire capus networking system. Photo by Ben Krain.

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold a panel discussion with the top cybersecurity experts at the university.

The panel will be held from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Dickinson Hall Auditorium.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaboration between the Department of Homeland Security and National Cyber Security Alliance. It was created to ensure individuals stay safe and secure online.

UA Little Rock’s cybersecurity panel will focus on the 2021 theme, “Do Your Part #BeCyberSmart.” The panelists will give a timely and informative discussion on how people can improve online security and share recent cybersecurity events that have occurred at UA Little Rock.

The panelists include Dr. Philip Huff, assistant professor of computer science, Dr. Nitin Agarwal, Jerry L. Maulden-Entergy endowed chair and distinguished professor of information science and director of the Collaboratorium for Social Media and Online Behavioral Studies (COSMOS), Dr. Thomas Bunton, chief information officer at UA Little Rock, and Dr. Veysel Erdag, chief information security office at UA Little Rock. Dr. Erin Finzer, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, will serve as moderate.