News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
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New Castle, DE 19720
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Wilmington University Hosts Cyber Security Exercise

Cyber security is a burgeoning industry with endless opportunities and Wilmington University is leading the way.

As an educational leader in the cyber security front, the University hosted the Greater Wilmington Cyber Security Tabletop Exercise on March 1, 2013.

About 60 business professionals, university faculty members and military personnel attended this informative and valuable event, which served as a vehicle for testing recognition of and response to a coordinated cyber attack. Throughout the exercise, leaders presented several different scenarios that simulated the effects of an attack on critical infrastructure and key resources in the community and evaluated attendees’ response to those scenarios.

Objectives of the exercise were to:

·  raise awareness of threats;

·  examine community preparedness;

·  identify communication vulnerabilities;

·  identify common public/private procedures.

The exercise was presented by the Greater Wilmington Cyber Security Group (GWCSG) in conjunction with the University of Texas/San Antonio Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security.

The goal of the GWCSG is to promote awareness, education and communication of cyber-security topics between citizen, government and industry members of the greater Wilmington community.

“That awareness is crucial to the safety of our homes and our country,” says Maj. Gen. Tom Thomas, a speaker at the exercise and a member of the Delaware Air National Guard.

Also participating in the exercise was Mark Hufe, an associate professor and director of the University’s Center for Cyber Security Education. Hufe developed both the Web Information Systems (WIS) and Computer and Network Security (CNS) undergraduate degree programs at the University.

For more information about the GWCSG, contact Sue Oliver at

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - New Castle, DE