NEWPORT, R.I. – U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI), co-founder of the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus and co-chair of the bipartisan CSIS Commission on Cybersecurity, will talk to students enrolled in the graduate level “Cyber Threat Management” course being taught at Salve Regina’s Center for Adult Education, 144 Metro Center Blvd., Warwick.
The congressman will present his lecture at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.
The class, taught by Chief Warrant Officer Carole Angolano of the Rhode Island National Guard, is part of the university’s master’s degree program in administration of justice and homeland security. The university also offers a certificate of advanced graduate studies degree in cybersecurity and intelligence.
CWS Angolano serves as the command chief warrant officer to the adjutant general of Rhode Island on all matters pertaining to Army National Guard programs, policies, operations and management. She received her Ph.D in information technology security from Trident University in Cypress, Calif.
Salve Regina’s programs are designed to address the skills gap in cybersecurity training, said David Smith, director of the graduate program in administration of justice and homeland security. Smith, the former director of Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA), said students will be able to take what they learn here and become leaders in the growing technological crime sector fight.
“Technology has created some very interesting challenges,” Smith said. “People are somewhat complacent and don’t use appropriate measures because technology has become such a part of life. Some agencies like the military are very good at it but others are lackadaisical.”
The university’s academic approach to develop institutional leaders in an era of cyber-threat is part of a focused initiative on “Leadership in a Cyber-Age” being developed by Salve Regina’s Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.