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Prestigious ECCI Board Shares Knowledge with UC Students

Economic Crime, Cybersecurity Institute Board Bring Expertise to Campus

Written By Colleen Bierstine '15, PR Intern

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Utica, NY (04/01/2014)
- The Board of Advisors for the Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute (ECCI) of Utica College will be in town April 2, and UC students will reap the benefits of their years of expertise, professional advice and contacts.

Junior and senior students in economic crime, cyber and criminal justice will get the chance to participate in “mock” interviews from 1:45 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday with expert board members like Ricardo Bueno, founder and chief technology officer of Cyber Reliant Corporation; Peter Sullivan, director of global security at Monsanto Company; Robert Pocica, senior vice president and chief security officer of McKesson Corporation; and more.

“The institute’s board provides a wealth of knowledge; they are truly the national and international experts in our field,” said Ray Philo, director of the ECCI and professor of practice in criminal justice at UC. “They advise the faculty on emerging trends and suggest content of curricula that can best address those trends. They offer career advice and internships to our students,” Philo said.

The program will begin at 9 a.m. with welcoming remarks and an introduction of the board members in the Carbone Family Auditorium, followed by presentations on what employers are looking for, trends in the field, emerging opportunities and more.

UC’s Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute is a unique organization of professionals and academics that provides continuing education opportunities for economic crime investigation professionals while supporting leading-edge thinking through educational programs, policy guidance and solutions, research and publications. ECCI fosters a rich learning environment that works with Utica College to prepare students to prevent, detect, investigate and prosecute economic crimes, as well as position graduates to assume key roles in the fields of criminal justice, economic crime, fraud and risk management, law enforcement and cybersecurity.

For more information on UC’s Economic Crime and Cybersecurity Institute, visit

About Utica College – Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution offering bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees. The College, located in upstate central New York, approximately 90 miles west of Albany and 50 miles east of Syracuse, currently enrolls over 4,000 students in 36 undergraduate majors, 27 minors, 21 graduate, pre-professional and special programs.