In August the College was honored to host Congresswoman Dina Titus, White House National Cyber Director Chris Inglis, and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Director Jen Easterly. They and representatives from their offices were on campus to hear more about the College’s cybersecurity educational and training efforts. Specifically, the Free Cyber Clinic established to help small businesses mitigate cybersecurity risks.
The services, all provided by trained students, include onsite security auditing, security policy and business continuity plan development, security device/software configuration, and cost analysis for advanced services. Through these services, small businesses can recognize the needs for cybersecurity, understand their cybersecurity risks, resolve fundamental cybersecurity issues, and change their business practices to protect against cyber-attacks without any cost to them.
Working in collaboration with UNLV’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), small businesses that are in need of cybersecurity support will be identified, and volunteer student services offered.
The Free Cyber Clinic is led by computer science professor Yoohwan Kim.
UNLV is a NSA/DHS-designated Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE/CDE). It is also an Accredited Training Center (ATC) of EC-Council, training students for Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification.