Cybersecurity Lecture Series - Sept. 9

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    • Friday September 9, 2016 - Saturday September 10, 2016
      12:00 pm - 12:59 pm
  • Location: Klaus Advanced Computing Building, Room 1116W, 266 Ferst Drive, Atlanta, GA
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Tara La Bouff,, 404.769.5408


Summary Sentence: Meet students, academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies.

Full Summary: Curtis Walker from Draper Lab, formerly a unit of the Masschusetts Institute of Technology, leads a discussion about common myths behind computer security.

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Meet academic and industry leaders for intimate discussions about new cyber threats, trends and technologies. 

The weekly Cybersecurity Lecture Series is a free, open-to-the-public lecture from a thought leader who is advancing the field of information security and privacy. Invited speakers include executives and researchers from private companies, government agencies, start-up incubators as well as Georgia Tech faculty and students presenting their research.

Held weekly each Friday at Noon through Dec. 2, lectures are open to all -- students, faculty, industry, government, or simply the curious. Students may register for credit under seminar course CS-8001-INF.

Complimentary lunch provided for registered guests. Please bring your own beverage.

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Featuring Curtis Walker on Sept. 9

"Myths of Computer Security"

 Many organizations are dealing with repeated computer security breaches which can lead to data exfiltration, significant financial impact, and possibly much more catastrophic events with respect to cyber-physical systems. These breaches typically occur due to erroneous assumptions about what exactly "good security practices" entail. Antivirus, antimalware, and intrusion detection software are continually being recommended by security professionals, yet they often have a net negative impact on security. Security-focused operating systems that are supposed to be ahead of the curve, are often years behind with respect to mitigation technology. This talk will discuss the many myths of computer security, highlighting common misconceptions about existing security technologies, and detailing how these security technologies ironically can be abused and exploited providing the door into the systems they are supposed to protect.

Additional Information

In Campus Calendar

College of Computing, School of Computer Science, School of Interactive Computing, School of Computational Science and Engineering, College of Computing Events, Institute for Information Security and Privacy

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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