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Cybersecurity: Our Generation's Cold War

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by Halle Johnson, Student Public Relations Writer

Cedarville University, in partnership with the American Enterprise Institute, will host a panel discussion on “Cybersecurity: Our Generation’s Cold War?" on Thursday, Nov. 11. This event, which is free of charge and open to the public, will be held in the Devries Theatre in the Stevens Student Center at 7 pm.

The panel will be hosted by Dr. Seth Hamman, associate professor of cyber operations and director of Cedarville’s Center for the Advancement of Cybersecurity. Participating on the panel include American Enterprise Institute scholar Klon Kitchen and Dr. Richard Harknett.

Kitchen received a master’s degree in strategy and security studies from the College of International Security Affairs, as well as a War College diploma in security strategy and irregular warfare from the National War College of the United States from the National Defense University.

Prior to becoming a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute in 2020, Kitchen worked as the national counterterrorism center chair at the National Defense University from 2012-2015, the national security advisor to U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) from 2015 –2018, and the director of the Heritage Foundation from 2018-2020. His research is primarily focused on understanding how developing technology is shaping cybersecurity and artificial intelligence.

Harknett received his Ph.D. in political science from John Hopkins University and currently serves as both a professor and department head in the University of Cincinnati’s political science department. He also serves as the co-director of the Ohio Cyber Range Institute and the chair of the Center for Cyber Strategy and Policy at the University of Cincinnati. His research is primarily focused on international security studies with an emphasis on cyber strategy.

For Hamman, the event serves as an important tool in educating students about cybersecurity.

“Cybersecurity education is the solution behind the solutions to the cybersecurity crisis facing our country,” explained Hamman. “The goal of conferences and events like this is to strengthen cybersecurity education.”

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including its bachelor of science in computer science and bachelor of science in cyber operations strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.