Utica College News

Former US Director of Intelligence to Visit UC

McConnell to Speak on Cybersecurity, More

Written by: Kelsey Carlo '18, PR Intern

On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the Organization of Justice Studies (OJS) at Utica College will host former U.S. Director of National Intelligence Admiral Mike McConnell, who was successful in substantial investments, at the multi-billion dollar level, to improve cybersecurity standards of the U.S.

The talk, titled “Cybersecurity in a Dangerous World,” will be at 5 p.m. in the Frank E. Gannett Library Concourse. UC students are admitted for free, non-UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni will be $5 and the general public is $10. Admission tickets (even free) must be secured in advance; there will be no tickets at the door.

McConnell is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, and former Vice Chairman of Booz Allen Hamilton where he served on the firm’s leadership team and led the intelligence and cybersecurity business. He served under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama from 2007 to 2009 as our nation’s second U.S. Director of National Intelligence, a position of cabinet rank, and a member of the White House National Security Council. His career span of over 50 years focused on international and foreign intelligence issues and his 29 years as a US Navy officer included assignments that impacted national security. His job as Director of the National Security Agency (NSA), was to improve the cybersecurity posture of businesses and government agencies around the globe to better protect them from hackers, criminals, and terrorists.

For more information about this talk, contact Dr. James C. Brown, assistant professor of criminal justice, at jbrown@utica.edu. Tickets can be purchased at www.uticatickets.com

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 more than 5,000 students in 38 undergraduate majors, 31 minors, 21 graduate programs and a number of pre-professional and special programs.

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