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Regis University, State of Colorado, Colorado National Guard and Others Simulate Cyber Security Exercise to Better Prepare for Future Threats

March 14, 2017

Denver, CO (February 12, 2017) – Regis University’s Center on Information Assurance Studies teamed up with representatives from the State of Colorado, FBI, Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado Army and Air Force National guard to participate in a two day exercise simulating a real life cyber-attack that occurred in 2013 against a Dam in upstate New York.

The purpose of the bi-yearly exercise is to bring together people that protect cyber infrastructure in the United States. Director of Regis’s Center on Information Assurance Dan Likarish says, “When something goes wrong, that is the wrong time to exchange business cards. This helps build a community of interest and practice. And if there is an event, there is trust already established.”

Read the full interview on the Denver Post’s website.

About Dan Likarish

Dan Likarish is director of the Regis University Center on Information Assurance Studies and an assistant professor in the College of Computer & Information Sciences (CCIS) responsible for coordinating all curricular and research activities in the CCIS’ Information Assurance program. His research and teaching interests are in the design and implementation of student cybersecurity competitions—he is the regional director for the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (RMCCDC), developing curriculum for K-12 cybersecurity and computer science education and attracting women to computer science careers. He is a member of ISACA, ISSA scholarship foundation and CISSE Board of directors. He attended Notre Dame (BS), Brown University (MS) and University of Washington (MS).

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About Regis University

Regis University is located in Denver, Colorado, with additional campuses throughout the state. Regis is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, and has been nationally recognized as a leader in higher education for adult learners, as well as a pioneer in online learning. The motto on the University’s seal, "Men and Women in Service of Others," exemplifies Regis' mission and the elevated purpose of Jesuit education: to form men and women who use their knowledge to impact the world, as well as the desire of our faculty and staff to be of service to students and the community.