Meeting of the minds at UNCC hopes to fight cyber crime

With the growing threat of cyber-crimes, UNC Charlotte is preparing the next generation of protection with its Cyber Security Symposium.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- With the growing threat of cyber-crimes, UNC Charlotte is preparing the next generation of protection with its Cyber Security Symposium.

"We're seeing new threats, new ways that our adversaries are trying to break into our systems," said Bill Chu, professor of Software Information Systems at UNC Charlotte.

Chu welcomed 500 cyber professionals, along with about 200 students to Cyber Security Symposium Wednesday. Students heard from industry professionals and tested their skills on mock cyber challenges.

"Exploiting websites, some older style exploitation as well as some recon challenges where you have find out information about certain individuals all this stuff is pre prepared so they're not attacking real world websites," said Luke Snyder.

Professor Chu says the growing cyber-attacks have led to a growth in web security jobs.

"There is no unemployment problem in cyber security. There is a shortage of people with good knowledge of cyber security," said Chu.


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