UA Stages One-Day Course in Cyber Security

  • January 20th, 2016

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — A one-day course titled “Cyberforce Security: Risk and Mitigation” will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Bryant Conference Center on The University of Alabama campus.

The course is under the auspices of UA’s College of Continuing Studies as well as UA’s Cyber Institute.

The course will provide a basic-level of understanding of cybersecurity, risks and related issues for C-level executives. The course consists of three topics: introduction to cyber security, including definitions and the technical foundation of why systems cannot be made completely secure; introduction to historical and current threats, including an analysis of weapons, actors and motivations spread across cybercrime, cyberespionage and cyberwarfare; and risk management, which addresses corporate cyber responsibility and risk.

The instructor is David Aucsmith of Cyberforce Superiority. Keynote lunch speaker is Jim Satterfield, COO and president of Firestorm.

The cost of the class is $250; $125 for students.

To register online, go to

For more details, contact Brenda Truelove, program manager, at or 205/348-9066. For more information on UA’s Cyber Institute, contact Reginald D. Hyde, director, at


Brenda Truelove, program manager, or 205/348-9066


Richard LeComte, media relations,, 205/348-3782

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