Patterns of Distinction Security Matters

April 25, 2024

Murray State University’s Cyber Center and Community Financial Services Bank (CFSB) began the annual Patterns of Distinction- Security Matters Conference in 2007 to create the largest technology security conference in the region. The FREE security conference offers small business and security gurus the opportunity to hear from industry individuals about a variety of issues and topics. Patterns of Distinction- Security Matters is a one day event held at Murray State University’s Curris Center. The Cyber Center and CFSB hope to make the conference a two-day event as attendance and awareness of the conference continues to grow.

Learn more on our conference page.

REGISTER NOW at the Security Matters Registration page.

Watch Security Matters 2023 below and others at Murray State Cyber Center Youtube Channel.

TSM Awards Luncheon

April 25, 2024

The Awards Banquet was created to recognize three outstanding individuals who have made a difference in the cyber and technology fields throughout their career. The number of people recognized have expanded to include eight cyber leaders. The awards presented include:

  • Dr. Gene Wells Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Dick Anderson Leadership Award

  • John Williams Entrepreneurship Award

  • Gary Brockway Faculty/Staff Excellence Award

  • Distinguished Alumni Award

  • Lana Garner Porter Women in Technology Award

You can use the nomination form to nominate someone for any of the listed awards.

You can also learn about our past award winners.

IT Matters 2024

Fall 2024

Details coming soon...

The ninth annual IT Matters conference will be held in Fall 2024, with registration starting at 12:30 p.m. and the program starting at 1 p.m. at Murray State University's Paducah Regional Campus.  IT Matters is hosted by Community Financial Services Bank and Murray State's Cyber Education and Research Center.  IT Matters is a free conference for small businesses and IT professionals to learn about various information technology topics from IT experts.

Learn more at our Facebook page.

Past IT Matters Events

Watch IT Matters 2023

Watch IT Matters 2022

Watch other Cyber Center events at Murray State Cyber Center Youtube Channel.

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About the Cyber Center at Murray State

Murray State University received funding in 1998 for a Program of Distinction in telecommunications, using resources made available through the Regional University Excellence Trust fund. Specifically, a Center for Telecommunications Systems Management (CTSM) was established through which the University is to address regional and national public and private sector needs. As technology has evolved, so has Murray State's approach to technology education. As of December 2021, the center changed its name and focus. The Cyber Education and Research Center (Cyber Center) will provide education, research, development and outreach support for Murray State's cyber-related programs.

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