Charlotte Campus News

Feature Story | June 17, 2013

Northeastern’s Papageorge Discusses Cyber Security at Charlotte Conference

Dr. Themis Papageorge, associate professor and director of Northeastern’s Information Assurance graduate program, recently spoke at a conference in Charlotte about cyber crime and how companies can protect themselves against digital thieves.

Papageorge said that electronic crime is the number one threat against the United States, noting that it “has become an easier way to rob a bank than at gunpoint.” He added that 4 billion computers, tablets and smartphones complicate the response.

The conference, sponsored by the North Carolina Technology Association, presented an opportunity for cyber crime experts to share information and notes about new cyber crime schemes. NCTA plans to hold a similar conference in the fall.

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