SRU’s C2AC hosting Cyberspace Event, Nov. 17



The Slippery Rock University Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing’s Cyberspace Event, Nov. 17, will feature a presentation by a Bank of America ethical hacking analyst.

Nov. 13, 2020

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — Slippery Rock University's Center for Cybersecurity and Advanced Computing will host its fifth annual Cyberspace Event, 12:30-2 p.m., Nov. 17, via Zoom.

Rachel Velasco


The Cyberspace Event is a campuswide, collaborative event featuring SRU students from multiple departments presenting case scenarios, software demonstrations and applications related to cybersecurity. There is also an invited speaker from the cybersecurity industry. This year's speaker is Rachel Velasco, assistant vice president, ethical hacking analyst, for Bank of America, who will share her message titled "Self-Improvement with Self-Care: Mental Health in Cybersecurity."

Following Velasco's presentation, there will be 40 minutes of "Lightning Talks," with presentations by students on topics that include crypto-ransomware, secure banking transaction systems, social engineering and more. The event will conclude with demonstrations and discussions from the presenters.

People interested in attending are asked to complete an online registration form to receive a Zoom link to the event.

For more information, contact Nitin Sukhija, associate professor of computer science and director of the C2AC, at To learn more about the C2AC, visit

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