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Sep 20 2012

NYIT Spurs Cyber Security Dialogue to Raise Awareness and Find Solutions

New York, N.Y.  (Sept. 20, 2012)  - The need for vigilance in the cyber world is escalating as increasingly invasive connectivity threatens the security of both the public and private sectors, noted Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., president of New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), in remarks opening the university’s Cyber Security Conference today at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

Underscoring this point, the NYIT president mentioned that the university’s network defends itself against one to two million discrete attacks each day attempting to breach its firewall, with the vast majority stemming from automated attacks.

Guiliano told the audience, comprised of experts from government, private industry and academia, that as a global university educating students across borders, NYIT is committed to helping spur productive dialogue on critical issues and raising awareness to contribute to finding solutions, as well as training students to join the ranks of those fighting cyber crime. Through its School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT offers a concentration in network security for computer science majors in addition to a master’s program in Internet security. 

“A good university is what I like to call an idea incubator, the zone of exploration where we promote new ideas, accept failure, reward creativity, breed innovation, and foster interdependent learning. Core to this is providing students with the skills to assess and properly use the information they are gaining, and to leverage technology as a tool for the greater good,” he added.

Photo Gallery:  NYIT Cyber Security Conference 2012

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New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, more than 92,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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