Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Cyber Defense and Disaster Recovery Conference focuses on mobile security

WHAT: “Mobile Security” is the focus of a one-day conference at the University of Illinois Springfield. The conference is hosted by the 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 8, 2013 from 8:15 a.m. - 3:40 p.m. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)

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

DETAILS: Experts estimate that by 2015 there will be more mobile devices than people on our planet. It is also expected that people will be seven times more likely to connect to the Internet using a mobile device than with a traditional desktop or laptop computer. We are on the move and we want to take the Internet with us in a smaller form.

What does BYOD mean for organizational security? How does the military handle troops accustomed to using personal mobile devices? What are best practices for on-the-go individuals who are tied to social media? Which moves will smartly tap into this new market of mobile viewing at minimal risk? How can your organization safely integrate mobility and security? Join us as we consider mobile security from a variety of perspectives presented by 12 speakers who are forerunners in their fields.

Dr. Newton Howard, resident scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will deliver the keynote address. Featured speakers include Michael Davis, author of Hacking Exposed. Other speakers include a senior security engineer from IBM, senior security engineer from Sophos, and the assistant vice president of IP & network operations from AT&T.

Register online at: http://csc.uis.edu/cyberconference. Registration cost is $42 through Feb. 24, $55 Feb. 25-March 3, and $75 March 4 and after. Preregistration is required. Call Janis Rose with questions at 217/206-8246.

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