New England Cybersecurity Awareness Day at UMass Lowell on Oct. 31, 2016

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, an annual campaign to raise awareness about cyber security. The goal of New England Cybersecurity Awareness Day is to increase awareness about cyber security while educating the campus community on ways to better protect their mobile devices, computers, networks, and private information from unauthorized intrusions or cyber-attacks. This year UMass Lowell’s Computer Science and Information Technology departments are partnering with the President’s Office in hosting a one day conference discussing real-world cyber security topics.

Associate Professor Xinwen Fu and Gene Kingsley are pleased to invite the UMass Lowell community on October 31st, 9:30a – 3:30p, in the Moloney Hall at University Crossing. This year’s speakers include:

Kevin Swindon, Supervisory Special Agent, FBI, Boston MA USA
Topic: “Current Threats and Trends across New England”

Gerald Beuchelt, Chief Security Officer, Demandware
Topic: The Changing Role Security and Compliance Play in Corporate Environments

Gary Miliefsky, CEO, Snoopwall, Nashua, NH
Topic: Apple iPhone Security vs FBI Crime Fighting Needs: What’s the Real Story Here?

Jim Packard, Associate CIO & Information Security Officer, UMass Lowell
Topic: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Embrace the Cybersecurity Challenges at UMass Lowell

This year’s conference will include a lunch time vendor panel, discussing current cyber security issues.