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Malwarebytes Experts Event   – Wednesday, June 27th | 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Parker University’s Head of Cyber Defense Dr. Themba Ngwenya was selected to present at the Malwarebytes Experts Event in Dallas, Texas.  Dr. Themba provided an engaging presentation entitled: The New or Real Cybersecurity Frontier.

Parker University’s Student Cyber Defense Team has formed a brand New Chapter – NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Attend the Membership Meeting  – Thursday, May 17 | 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Parker University North Building Room 106 Conference Room (College of Business & Technology)

The Cyberdefense Team has Partnered with the Texas Wranglers April 27, 2018

Denson Texas Wrangler
The Cyber Defense Center  and the Texas Wranglers will join forces to offer cyberawareness training to local community youth.  Click here to learn more about the Texas Wranglers and their upcoming events.

The Wranglers are part of the United Basketball League (UBL), owned by Commissioner and CEO Coach Ozzie Denson, and he explains the difference between the UBL and other leagues. “We’re a Christian-based league. We do a lot of community things like the blood drive, we go to the Boys and Girls Club, Metrocrest, Red Cross, we do a mentor program with kids in the Addison area. We put on fundraisers to help kids. We’re just growing. It’s about having a positive relationship about basketball. Very few make it to the NBA, but very many love to play.” The UBL consists of the Texas Wranglers, the Arkansas Bobcats, the Arkansas Warriors and the Tulsa Tornadoes. As for the Wranglers, Coach Denson wants his players to set an example in the community in that every player must give back to Addison and the North Dallas Corridor. The players this year have all played college basketball—Division 1, 2 and 3—and Coach Denson has worked to get them to the next level. He ticks off a few names. His action2 number one player that tried out for the New York Knicks two years ago. He did not make the team, but Coach Denson seems glad that he had the opportunity to try. Another top player tried out for the Dallas Mavericks but was not picked up. Coach Denson feels it is his job to give the players the exposure, the opportunity to play for the NBA and to help others. “We’ve got to teach them how to be professional and get them involved in the community,” says Coach Denson. “If Metrocrest needs extra help, we will be there. Any organization that needs help, we volunteer. We’re very big in the Carrollton and Addison area.”

Kevin Kemp places 2nd Place in the DCCD Criminal Justice Department’s Cyber Challenge

Thursday, April 19, 2018 –  Dallas Cybersecurity students were invited to participate in a local cyber competiton where they responded to Cyber related questions commonly seen on the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner’s (ACFE) exam.  Kevin Kemp, a senior Parker University CIS student received 2nd place, while two student’s from Dallas Community College District received 1st and 3rd place.  Congratulations Kevin!

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