CIS and MBA students to travel to London

The Current, Summer 2003





Graduate and undergraduate Computer Information Systems (CIS) and MBA students will travel to London this August to research the use of international security IT standards in the United Kingdom and Europe. While in London, the students will participate in several seminars and workshops at the British Standards Institute (BSI), a world-class organization that works to adopt best management practices to reduce risks in business and information technology sectors.

The theme of the trip is "Securing Information Systems Global Supply Chain Through Information Security and Governance." While in London, students will gain insight into UK and European certification of security and IT governance standards for the global supply chain.

Prior to traveling abroad, students will attend lectures presented by Sharam Taj, professor of Decision Sciences and David Huff, professor of CIS. Taj will lecture on global supply chain management practices; Huff will lecture on best practices for information security standards and IT. The students and their professors will travel to London with international seminar coordinator and professor of CIS, Antonio Drommi.

"This will be the fifth time UDM students will attend seminars at BSI, Inc. ," says Drommi. "Our program with BSI has been very successful over the years. We are grateful for their time and support. No other university has this kind of relationship - this is unique for our students and UDM."