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The NKU Center for Information Security (CIS) is a multidisciplinary center for information security research and education.

NKU has been designated as a National Center for Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Four Missions

  1. Support NKU’s academic departments in the development of high quality educational programs in cybersecurity.
  2. Offer high value events and symposia to both educators and professionals.
  3. Facilitate research that contributes to the theory and practice of information security.
  4. Perform cybersecurity outreach to both educational and professional organizations.

CIS Advisory Board

Shawn McMillian
Chief Security Officer
Alta Fiber - Cincinnati

Adam Leisring
Director of Information Security

Mark Angel
Director Threat Analysis & Analytics
US Bank

Nate Hausrath
Vice President of Engineering
Deep Seas

Josh Hankins
Chief Technical Security Officer

John Zuziak
Information Security and Privacy Officer
Hello Heart

Holly Johnson
Divisional Vice President
Great American Insurance Group

Michael Speas
Vice President, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure
Western & Southern

Karyn Polly
Lead Information Security Analyst