Researchers Examine Cyberspace Issues at Tech ConferenceWINSTON-SALEM, N.C.
Cyber-terrorism, identity theft and other issues and challenges connected with living in a high-tech world, was the focus of a conference attended last month by researchers from across the nation at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina.
Roughly 30 researchers made presentations about the contributions and challenges of technology at the conference entitled “Cognitive Technology: Transforming Thought and Society.” According to Dr. Richard Walker, WSSU assistant professor of psychology, and conference organizer, the aim was to explore the vulnerability of human-technology interactions, which invites security, safety and financial threats. Presentation topics ranged from instant messaging systems, decision making in the virtual office, identity theft, to educational uses of personal data assistants, Web education and cyber-terrorism. The conference included analysis of the economic impacts of information technology investments.
The universities represented include New York, Indiana State, North Carolina State, Christian Brothers, Northern Illinois, Hampton, Wake Forest, Utah, Wisconsin-Whitewater, Trinity, Christopher Newport, Kansas State, North Carolina-Asheville and Winston-Salem State.
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