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Is Your Nonprofit Safe from Hackers?

Director of Lewis University’s Information Security program to present free webinar explaining effective defense strategies

Published: April 27, 2012.

Nonprofit organizations are susceptible to the same kinds of electronic infiltration as for-profit businesses. Yet unlike their private-sector counterparts, due to resource constraints they often don’t have adequate security in place to defend their systems from such security threats. Dr. Faisal Abdullah will address the steps that nonprofits can take to protect their data and networks in a free webinar, “What Would an Attacker Do? Know Your Risks to Protect Your Nonprofit.” It takes place Thursday, May 3, 2012, from 11 AM to 12:30 PM PDT. More information and registration is available here.

Dr. Abdullah is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and the Director of the Master’s of Science in Information Security Program (campus and online) at Lewis University in Romeoville, IL. His teaching and research interests include computer forensics, e-discovery, database security strategies, information security risk analysis and management of information security. His understanding of regulations and security frameworks contribute to his in-depth knowledge of quantitative, qualitative, and hybrid risk assessment procedures and disaster recovery planning.

The online Master’s Degree in Information Security at Lewis University prepares students for the threats facing contemporary businesses and organizations. The curriculum of this IT security degree examines the theory and practice of IT security on a global scale to create graduates with a solid foundation in information security as well as advanced expertise in operations, forensics, programming, and strategic risk assessment. The program is offered both online and on campus to align with students’ professional interests and goals. Coursework meets the national standards of the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), and Lewis University is a Department of Homeland Security and National Security Agency designated National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance Education.

To learn more about Lewis University’s online MS in Information Security, go to http://online.lewisu.edu/ms-information-security.asp.

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares ethically grounded, globally aware, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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