Fourth annual Aiken Business Leadership Symposium held | Local News

The USC Aiken Faculty of Business Administration held its fourth once-a-year Aiken Business enterprise Leadership Symposium on Feb. 24. This year’s theme was “Cybersecurity and Us.”

The working day-extensive celebration introduced pupils and company leaders alongside one another for a series of partaking seminars and workshops. ABLS is designed so that college students, firms and interested community users have the chance to obtain new insights into the planet of enterprise and the purpose of management.

This year’s symposium was a hybrid party with morning sessions executed in individual and afternoon sessions are living-streamed. Speakers at the occasion shared their experience in procedures, funding and protections.

Dr. Sanela Porca, interim dean of SOBA, Dr. Daniel Heimmermann, chancellor at USC Aiken, and Gov. Henry McMaster, offered opening remarks. The keynote deal with was sent by Charles Munns, vice admiral and former president and chief executive officer of Savannah River Nuclear Alternatives. Jessie J. Knight, Jr., visiting govt in residence, was the featured speaker for in-particular person periods.

On-line periods included the pursuing displays: “The Role of the Federal Federal government in Securing US Cybersecurity,” by Joe Wilson, agent of the Next Congressional District of South Carolina “US Cybersecurity & Laws,” by Congressman William Timmons, consultant of the Fourth Congressional District of South Carolina “Why Cybersecurity is Tricky and What You Can Do About It,” by Ed Skoudis, president of SANS Technologies Institute, CEO & founder of Counter Hack “Cybersecurity Journey,” by Sole Angel, senior world sales functions supervisor at HackerOne and “Intelligence & Cybersecurity in the US Armed Forces,” by David May perhaps, senior cyber intelligence advisor, US Army Cyber Centre of Excellence, US Military Education and Doctrine Command, Fort Gordan, GA.

Dr. Porca expressed her pleasure at how the occasion turned out. “The students at USC Aiken and the Aiken group experienced the exclusive possibility to discover about cybersecurity and the leadership roles within it,” she claimed. “We at SOBA would in particular like to extend our gratitude to Governor Henry McMaster, Congressman Joe Wilson, and Congressman William Timmons for having the time to offer their insights on legislative initiatives about cybersecurity in our state and nation.”

The upcoming ABLS has been scheduled for March 2, 2023.