Defending Against Cyber Attacks is Focus of Cyber Security Conference June 13-14 in Stamford, Conn.

Mar 02, 2016
UConn School of Business logoSTAMFORD, Conn. (March 2, 2016) — Some 250 information-technology professionals will learn about the latest threats in cyber security, gain a better understanding of the minds and motives of hackers, and learn how to effectively defend against cyber-attacks during “TakeDownCon: Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Conference’’ on June 13-14 at the University of Connecticut campus in Stamford. 

The prestigious event is sponsored by the EC-Council Foundation, the non-profit sister organization of the creators of Certified Ethical Hacker. The organization has announced that the UConn School of Business will be its partner in the endeavor. The school’s Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) will be the presenting partner for the state’s first hacking and offensive cyber security conference. 

The event will include two days of presentations from renowned security experts, networking and information sharing with some of the top industry leaders, and a Chief Information Security Officer Summit for high-level executives. 

“At UConn’s Connecticut Information Technology Institute in Stamford, we are committed to preparing our corporate and institutional communities for success in today’s rapidly evolving IT environment,” said Dean John A. Elliott of UConn’s School of Business. “We bring educational opportunities, professional development and focused solutions to the information technology community.”

The partnership will unite thought leaders and decision makers from the public, private, defense, law enforcement, and intelligence sectors who want to learn about and discuss some of the today’s key security challenges that have emerged from digital connections.

“TakeDownCon is more than an event – it’s a necessity based on current and constant threats of our technologically dependent society,’’ said Eric Lopez, senior director of EC-Council. “Together with the University of Connecticut, we will educate and inspire a new community of cyber security professionals.” 

To learn more about TakeDownCon UConn and register for the event visit:

About TakeDownCon
TakeDownCon is a highly technical forum that focuses on the latest vulnerabilities, the most potent exploits, and the current security threats.  World-class industry insiders come to share their knowledge, giving delegates the opportunity to learn about the industry’s most important issues.  With two days and two dynamic tracks, delegates will spend Day 1 on the Attack, learning how even the most protected systems can be breached.  Day 2 is dedicated to Defense, and delegates will learn if their defense mechanisms are on par to thwart nefarious and persistent attacks. TakeDownCon provides the most sought after technical training and certification classes offered through Hacker Halted Academy by top training companies and led by well-respected instructors. For more information about EC-Council, please visit

About UConn School of Business
Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut (UConn) is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and is one of the top 20 public universities in the nation. One of 14 schools and colleges, the UConn School of Business was established in 1941 and has evolved into an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. The School of Business operates in four campuses—Storrs, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury—offering academic programs at the bachelors, masters, doctorate and advanced certificate levels, as well as customized education and outreach services to the corporate community. Supporting the business school’s mission, the Connecticut Information Technology Institute (CITI) provides a variety of IT training solutions, education and professional development, specializing in the areas of project management, information technology, office productivity, and visual arts. UConn’s business school is ranked among the nation’s Top 25 public institutions by CEO Magazine, Financial Times, Military Times, and U.S. News & World Report, and has been fully accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1958. 

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