FBI Cyber Chief Will Speak at Cyber Security Expo October 16 University News
For release: September 12, 2008

For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843

Cyber Security Expo
The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) will host a Cyber Security Expo Thursday, Oct. 16, at the FedEx Institute of Technology. Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Daniel J. Larkin, chief of the FBI’s Cyber Initiative and Resource Fusion Unit and former FBI unit chief of the Internet Crime Complaint Center.  His topic will be “Emerging Trends in Cyber Security.”

Larkin was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Black Hat convention, a prominent conference that draws security experts as well as hackers. He co-authored the FBI’s National Cyber Crime Strategy, initiated and managed the first FBI national undercover operation targeting international cyber crime, and oversaw numerous joint initiatives in which more than 500 individuals and organizations were prosecuted domestically and abroad.

FedEx Institute of Technology.
FedEx Institute of Technology
Other sessions will cover such issues as combating computer intrusions against the business community, vendor security, safe mobile computing, counterfeiting, the emerging threat of portable storage devices, and Web application penetration testing.

Admission is $85. The price includes sessions, meals, refreshments and parking. Online registration is available at http://cfialab.memphis.edu/expo/register.php

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the U of M’s Center for Information Assurance also will offer two training sessions at the FedEx Institute of Technology.   The first, “Cell Phone and Portable Storage Forensics.” will be held Oct. 14-15.  More information is available online at:   http://www.gohtci.com/brochure/TN_1008.html

The second session, “SANS 542: Web Application Penetration Testing In-Depth,” will be presented Oct. 20-23.   More information is available online at:  www.sans.org/memphis08_cs


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