The Center for Cybersecurity spreads cybersecurity awareness by hosting several events throughout the year.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month


Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. The Center for Cybersecurity hosts several events throughout the month of October, such as Cybersecurity Day and the Cybersecurity Film Series.



BSides Peoria Conference

 October 28, 2023

The Center for Cybersecurity will be hosting the inaugural BSides Peoria. Each BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by information security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.


Midwest AIS Conference

 May 16-17, 2023

The 19th Annual MWAIS Conference will be held on May 16-17, 2023. The conference is sponsored by the Midwest Chapter of the Association for Information Systems (MWAIS) and will be hosted by Bradley University’s Foster College of Business. The MWAIS mission is “to promote the exchange of ideas, experiences, and knowledge among scholars and professionals in the Midwest US engaged in the development, management, and use of information and communications systems and technology.”