South Hills Information Technology Students Attend Bsides Flood City 2019 Information Security Conference – South Hills School of Business & Technology
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South Hills Information Technology Students Attend Bsides Flood City 2019 Information Security Conference

IT students from the Altoona Campus of South Hills at BSides Flood City 2019

Left to right: IT Instructor Guido Santella with IT students Marceal Moultrie, Jason Schopp, Rachel Hock, John Hinkledire, Brandon Hazenstab, Jonathan Svitana, Phillip Washington

South Hills Community News Release

ALTOONA, PA — Information Technology (IT) students from South Hills School of Business & Technology’s Altoona Campus recently attended BSides Flood City 2019 (BSides FC) in Johnstown, PA. The event provided students with an opportunity to learn about a variety of information security platforms and to network with security experts and industry professionals.

The students were exposed to some of the newest technologies available and were able to choose from several workshop sessions including topics such as:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Security automation
  • Cyber-crime
  • The “Dark Web”
  • Risk management
  • Scripting with Python and Bash
  • Open source cyber tools for defense
  • Docker containerization technology

South Hills IT Instructor, Guido Santella, coordinated the trip and said, “Our IT students benefit from attending events like BSides Flood City. They get the chance to learn about current and future technologies and to learn from top-notch speakers and IT professionals who’ve been in the field for several years. Cybersecurity is an important topic for students to become familiar with as the prevention of cyber-crime is an ongoing challenge for businesses and individuals.”

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