Treating Cybersecurity as a Public Health Issue

Thursday, April 12 | 11:00AM–12:00PM ET | Baltimore Ballroom B, Fifth Floor
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Interactive Presentation
What is the cybersecurity equivalent of washing your hands? Up until 1900, washing your hands was not common practice. Once germs were discovered, this became a key communication element to the population. This session will discuss a pilot involving the UMBC cybersecurity team outsourcing cybersecurity awareness to a group of public health students. The result was a complete rethink of what we had done in the past and a much more student-oriented program. We will discuss the proposed plan, the results we achieved, and lessons learned for the next year.

Outcomes: Learn how to leverage students in your public health programs to advance cybersecurity * Discern the level of learning based on our 4 key objectives and the post-test results * Gauge the success of a cybersecurity program and assess the results


  • Jack Suess

    Vice President of IT & CIO, University of Maryland, Baltimore County