Colleges and universities are target-rich environments for hackers. Large stores of financial information, research statistics, and intellectual property are often inadequately guarded because of budgetary constraints and understaffing. Moreover, open research is a revered hallmark of academia, which today is being exploited by adversaries. This colloquium will examine the cyberthreat against universities and current initiatives underway to defend against these attacks while maintaining an open educational environment.



Sponsored by the Kansas Consortium-Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence, KU Graduate Military Programs, KU School of Law, KU Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship, KU Center for Military, War, & Society Studies, and the KU Department of Political Science.