Friday, February 26, 2010

Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference focuses on international threats

WHAT: “Protecting yourself and your business from international threats” is the focus of a one-day conference at the University of Illinois Springfield. The conference is hosted by UIS' Computer Science department, in conjunction with InfraGard Springfield, an initiative of the FBI, and CSSIA, a regional center for cyber security.

WHEN: Friday, March 12, 2010

WHERE: Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the Public Affairs Center (PAC) on the University of Illinois Springfield campus.

DETAILS: There is a present and growing risk to businesses and individuals from international threats, both via cyber and physical means. Due to the ‘take all’ attitude of foreign intelligence services and the insiders they compromise, no one is immune. It is important for all of us to maintain a healthy respect for the privacy of our personal and business electronics and information in the global economy.

Breakout sessions will focus on social networking, hacker prevention, risk assessment, computer forensic response, and PKI. Michael Davis, author of Hacking Exposed, is keynote speaker. Other presenters come from the National Security Agency, FBI, IBM, Semantec, and others. In addition, conference registration of $30 includes SANS interactive training, ‘Catching the Wiley Hacker’.

COST: $30 includes a sit down lunch and break refreshments. There is no extra charge for the SANS interactive training track: ‘Catching the Wiley Hacker.’

To register: Limited seating for SANS training, so register early. Registration closes Friday, March 5th at 5pm. Any questions call Janis Rose at 217-206-8246.

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