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Transformation of Cybersecurity

We talk with Chris Bronk, assistant professor at the University of Houston’s College of Technology on what is cybersecurity anyway, and what does its ongoing evolution mean for the industry?

Cybersecurity and what it does—or doesn’t do—has gained national prominence in recent years.  More recently, special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. In July, twelve Russian agents were indicted for carrying out this alleged cyberattack.

Now, security officials are turning their attention to the midterms in November. Facebook just announced it’s launching a new program it says will add another layer of protection.

But just what is cybersecurity anyway, and what does its ongoing evolution mean for the industry? The University of Houston recently held its first conference on the matter at its Downtown campus.

In the audio above, we talk with Chris Bronk, assistant professor at the University of Houston’s College of Technology, about the Houston industries that rely on cybersecurity most, and which ones could be utilizing it more.

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