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