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Inaugural Mississippi Cybersecurity Faculty Retreat

Join us as at the first annual Mississippi Cybersecurity Faculty Retreat, coordinated by USM's School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering (CSCE). Cybersecurity education, resources and prevention will be the focal points as we build our community of cybersecurity faculty in higher ed, military and workforce development across Mississippi. 

Scheduled speakers include: Ruthe Farmer, Founder & CEO, Last Mile Education Fund; Rachel Wortman Morris, Ph.D., Senior Business Program Manager - Worldwide Learning, Microsoft; and Curt Dennis, Senior Manager of Product Development, Secureworks.

This retreat is hosted as part of the Mississippi Cyber Initiative (MCI), which was created to meet the challenges of the cybersecurity reality in the state and around the nation and position Mississippi as a leader in a field that will be of critical importance in the years ahead. The MCI is a statewide effort led by Mississippi State University with implementing partners from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and USM.

Registration for this event is now closed. Please contact Dr. Sarah Lee at for questions about attending.


February 24  |  5 to 7 p.m.  |  Hardy Hall, University Club – Networking reception with hors d'oeuvres

February 25  | 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  |  Hardy Hall Ballroom

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 7:30am to 2:00pm

Hardy Hall Ballroom
102 Avenue of the Oaks, Long Beach, MS 39560

Event Type

Lectures and Presentations

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff


Research & Innovation


Mississippi Cybersecurity Faculty Retreat


University Unit
College of Arts and Sciences
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