DALLAS – Oct. 27, 2017 – The University of North Texas College of Engineering – the only program in the U.S. to be federally certified by the National Security Agency as a Center for Academic Excellence in information assurance, education and research and cyber defense research – hosts its Cybersecurity Summit today, Oct. 27, at the John Q. Hammons Center, Allen, showcasing insights from the industry, research and academia. Armor Chief Security Officer Jeff Schilling will deliver a keynote speech focusing on his journey to and experiences within the cloud.

“There are still those out there who will question the security of the cloud and write it off as too high-risk,” said Jeff Schilling, chief security officer, Armor. “Over the course of my career, I’ve become a firm believer that your workloads are safer residing within the cloud, should users abide by the shared security and compliance model that makes those reliant on it accountable for its security. I’m honored to be included amongst so many notable industry experts on a topic that has, and will, become more relevant with the progression of the digital transformation.”

This one-day summit will address the latest cybersecurity topics pertaining to today’s business world, including the Internet of Things, network security, big data analytics and wireless security. Daniel Shnowske, VP of Enterprise Cybersecurity Threat Detection, Fidelity Investments, will deliver a lunch keynote speech.

“The UNT Cybersecurity Program has created a forum for the industry’s thought-provoking leaders to assemble and discuss growing security and privacy threats that, if not properly protected, can result in massive fines, irreparable reputational damage and even decreased share price,” said Costas Tsatsoulis, dean of UNT’s College of Engineering. “We look forward to hosting an event whose primary focus is education across all business and industry sectors.”

Jeff Schilling, a retired U.S. Army colonel, is Armor’s Chief Security Officer and is responsible for the cyber and physical security programs for the corporate environment and customer-focused capabilities. The former Director of the Global Incident Response practice for Dell SecureWorks, Schilling’s last military assignment was the Director of the U.S. Army’s global Security Operations Center under the U.S. Army Cyber Command.

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