Dr. Stan Napper, dean of the College of Engineering at Houston Baptist University, will speak at about 4:15 p.m. during the Second Annual Houston Cyber Summit, Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
Dr. Napper will speak about the new programs in Cyber Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science at Houston Baptist University, which will provide graduates to meet the significant demand for a cyber workforce. These degree programs combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), IT (computing and Information Technology), and Faith (Christian values and beliefs) to produce new professionals for the “digital workforce” that is underserved in the Houston metro area. These graduates will utilize God-given resources and talents to serve humanity by solving technical challenges efficiently and securely.
The Cyber Summit agenda is organized by members of the Cyber Task Force of the Greater Houston Partnership. The Cyber Task Force will release an executive briefing, and a cyber preparedness assessment during the Summit. Dr. Napper is a member of this Task Force. The HBU College of Engineering is also a Community Partner Sponsor of the Cyber Summit.
The Houston Cyber Summit is a forum designed for business leaders and executives (CEOs, CIOs, CISOs, and other executives) to learn how to protect and reinforce their businesses through a proactive cyber security strategy that aligns with the business strategy. The Summit will provide real-life case studies and frameworks on keeping businesses safe. The Summit will include sessions on Governance and Risk Mitigation, Cybersecurity and Innovation, Cyber Security Assessment Essentials, Legal and Policy Updates, and Cyber Workforce Development.