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October 5, 2017

The October 5, 2017 Cyber Security Day sessions will be held in the University Rooms located in the Carmichael Student Center on Kennesaw Campus.

Visitor Parking is adjacent to the Student Center. More parking information can be found here.


  • Lectra Lawhorne
    KSU Chief Information Office & Vice President of Information Technology
  • Alfred Barker “Threat Landscape and Higher Education”

    Alfred Barker
    Assistant Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Security Officer
    Cybersecurity, Information Technology Services, Board of Regents
    University System of Georgia

    Alfred Barker had a long distinguished military and higher education career before joining the University System of Georgia, Information Technology Services (USG/ITS) in November 2015. A former Marine, Alfred has 17 years of experience designing, planning, directing and coordinating activities in cybersecurity for higher education. He came to USG/ITS from the University of North Georgia where he was a principle member of their strategic leadership team. Alfred develops and manages cybersecurity governance, policies and procedures necessary to reduce or mitigate the loss of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information, and information system assets for the University System of Georgia.

    Alfred is a member of the CISO Executive Network, InfraGard, INTERFACE-Atlanta, SANS.EDU, University System of Georgia’s CIO Security Advisory Group and Project Management Group. Alfred has a Master of Science in information security with academic honors from Lewis University and is a graduate of the EDUCAUSE Leadership Program and a member of EDUCAUSE HEISC. He also is a GIAC Information Security Professional, certified forensic examiner, and holds over 20 professional and technical certifications.

    Alfred provides cybersecurity leadership to the University System of Georgia, which is composed of 28 higher education institutions made up of 47,000 faculty/staff and over 329,000 student. The institutions including research universities, comprehensive universities, state universities and state colleges. In addition, the Georgia Public Library System, encompassing approximately 389 facilities in 61 library systems throughout Georgia, is also part of the University System. Finally, the University System includes the Georgia Archives, which identifies, collects, manages, preserves, publicizes, and provides access to records and information of Georgia and its people.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Dr. Herb Mattord
    KSU Institute for Cybersecurity Workforce Development
  • Bishop Fox
  • JoEtta LeSuer
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