World Affairs Council International Education Summit: Meet our Key Note Speakers

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The World Affairs Council is hosting the International Education Summit at Northern Kentucky University on November 14, 2017.

During this event, local high school students from Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati will walk through an exercise in the international nature of information security and the impact of global connectivity on business decision making. They will work in small groups, and be guided through an exercise of high impact decision making on topics related to hacking, the economics of data security, and learn start-up methodology. At the end of the event there will be an interactive discussion on the world drivers for the “dark web” and the key international perpetrators of hacking and cyber espionage.

Meet our Key Note Speakers…

World Affairs Council_International Education Summit_Chris HuntingtonChris Huntington is the Chief Information Security Officer for Nexigen in Newport, Kentucky. Having spent over a decade in various IT roles, Chris has worked with large corporations, small businesses, and government entities on information security.  He currently manages an international information security consulting practice, a digital forensics practice, and several information security programs for Nexigen and its customers.

Chris holds certifications from (ISC)2, Microsoft, and CompTIA. A graduate of the Northern Kentucky University’s Organizational Leadership program, he is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree at Northern Kentucky University in Executive Leadership and Organizational Change.

The World Affairs Council is pleased to welcome Chris onto our Board.


World Affairs Council_Education Summit_Dr. Yi HuDr. Yi Hu is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Northern Kentucky University. He is also a highly motivated information security professional experienced with performing vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, network and application security analysis, and incident response. In addition, he is a Certified Ethical Hacker by EC-Council and CISSP by (ISC)2.

He taught information security related courses in different areas such as: Web Security, Computer Forensics, Advanced Computer Forensics, Computer Security, and Securing Computer Systems. He also taught a variety of application development and system administration courses such as Windows Server and management. In addition, he is the Director of Kentucky Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition who has extensive experience on promoting security education and awareness.


World Affairs Council_Education Summit_Vince ScottVince Scott graduated from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis in 1989 with a BS in Computer Science (Software Engineer). He served in the US Navy for 21 years in a series of assignments both afloat and ashore, first as a Surface Warfare Officer, then as Cytologist/Information Warfare Officer.

His assignments included 6 years at sea with US Naval Forces, 8 years with national agencies, 3 tours overseas, and 3 tours with US joint combatant commanders. During his career he deployed to the First Gulf War, Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, and was privileged to serve at US Special Operations Command and US Central Command immediately before and after 911. Since leaving the Navy, he has moved into the Cyber security arena leading teams at Oklahoma State University, Proctor and Gamble, and now PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).

He is married to the former Ms. Kristina Howard of Pascagoula, MS and has three children. His personal awards include four awards of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the US Navy Combat Action Ribbon, and the Director of Central Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation.

The World Affairs Council would like to thank our sponsors: The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr., US Bank Foundation, Dover Foundation and Northern Kentucky University

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