Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, 1-4 p.m. in #204 Express Scripts Hall (on the UMSL north campus – please note different location than most of our classes)

This class provides an overview of core cybersecurity concepts and an appreciation of the variety of threats to cybersecurity. Attendees will consider why a focus on cybersecurity is important, what is at stake, and how cybersecurity must become a strategic priority for nonprofits. The class will conclude with a survey of immediate steps nonprofits could take to better manage cybersecurity risks. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

About the Cybersecurity Program at UMSL: The University of Missouri-St. Louis holds the prestigious National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) designation granted by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. We are currently one of only two institutions that hold such a designation in the state of Missouri and the only CAE-CDE in the Saint Louis region. (

Instructor Dr. Shaji Khan is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems, in the College of Business, University of Missouri-St. Louis. He has published in prestigious academic journals, presented research at national academic conferences, authored book chapters, and produced practitioner oriented research and industry reports. His research interests include offshoring of business services, innovation and entrepreneurship, and management of Information Technology and Information Security (InfoSec) in high-reliability environments.

Dr. Khan helped create the graduate and undergraduate certificate programs in Cybersecurity at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. He also created the Cybersecurity and Information Technology Innovation Lab (CITIL, which acts as a hub of InfoSec research and teaching for the entire campus. He currently teaches courses on Information Security, Data Networking and Security, and Management of Information Systems.

Enrollment fee: $40

Click here to register for Cybersecurity: A Strategic Priority for Nonprofits