The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Identity (“the Center”) is offering a first-of-its-kind Master of Science in Identity Management and Security (MSIMS) program. This two-year degree program is designed for working professionals to prepare them for mid- and executive-level leadership positions in government, law enforcement, and the private sector. The MSIMS program allows these students to fill a growing demand to guarantee trusted transactions, combat identity theft and fraud, and protect privacy – and, in this day and age, we know that these efforts will only become more important.
This past month, Generali Global Assistance (GGA) was invited to deliver a special guest lecture to students in the MSIMS program. Delighted at the opportunity, GGA was proud to have CTO, Head of Product Development, Erik Nienaber, deliver the lecture and share his insights with the group of professionals. With a focus on user awareness and best practices as the first step in combatting cyberattacks, Erik’s lecture took it a step further asking students if we can somehow neutralize our identity’s data points.
The University of Texas at Austin established the Center to uniquely serve as a hub for excellence in identity management, privacy, and security. Today, it meets a wide range of needs for research, best practices, applications, and education while offering leadership, vision, and solutions for our country’s pressing identity theft and fraud issues. As the only facility that serves this specific purpose, the Center’s research and education programs are delivering new and innovative advances to anticipate and mitigate current and future identity threats.
As a leader in the identity protection industry, GGA is proud to partner with the Center, providing valued input to help shape and prioritize their research and educational pursuits in order to understand today’s challenges and deliver tomorrow’s solutions. Paige Schaffer, CEO of GGA’s Global Identity and Digital Protection Services, also serves on the Center’s board of advisors.
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