CSSCD Hosts Inaugural CONspiracy


Anderson, Ind. — The Center for Security Studies and Cyber Defense at Anderson University hosted its inaugural CONspiracy November 11 at the Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson, Indiana.

The event welcomed a decorated list of speakers, including John S. Pistole, President of Anderson University and former FBI and TSA administrator, Mrs. Chetrice L. Mosley-Romero, Cybersecurity Program Director for the Indiana Office of Technology and Indiana Department of Homeland Security, and Indianapolis FBI Special Agent in Charge, Herbert Stapleton.

“CONspiracy was a success, due in large part to the caliber of speakers we were able to bring to the conference,” said David Dungan, executive director of the CSSCD. “We wanted attendees to hear directly from the persons that shape and influence cybersecurity and national security at the local and federal levels.” 

In addition to the speakers, the event provided attendees with opportunities for development, networking, and friendly competition.

“Attendees were able to have one-on-one interactions with critical infrastructure partners and government policy personnel, thereby providing opportunities for forward looking growth in their respective public and/or private sectors,” said Dungan.

The conference welcomed 137 attendees, including Anderson University students.

“This was my first experience attending a conference that had to do with security,” said Lily Cross, a freshman national security major at AU. “It was a great event to hear from many different influential people that work in the realm of security. Those that organized the event did a wonderful job bringing in many different speakers that could each give their own unique perspectives on the same topic.”

To learn more about the CSSCD, visit the CSSCD online.

Anderson University is on a mission to educate students for lives of faith and service, offering more than 60 undergraduate majors, 30 three-year degrees, 20 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports, alongside adult and graduate programs. The private, liberal arts institution is fully accredited and recognized among top colleges for its business, computer science, cybersecurity, dance, engineering, nursing, and teacher education programs. Anderson University was established in 1917 in Anderson, Indiana, by the Church of God.