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FedEx Executive Will Speak at Cyber Security Expo Oct. 15 University News
For release: September 23, 2009

For press information, contact Tammy Alexander, 901-678-1521

Cyber Security Expo
The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance will host its second annual Cyber Security Expo, themed “Global Cyber Security,” on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the FedEx Institute of Technology. Sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Denise Wood, corporate vice president and chief information security officer for FedEx Corp. Her topic will be “Walking the Tightrope: Balancing Risk with the Business Demands of a Global Enterprise.”

Wood was named 2007 National Information Security Executive of the Year in the enterprise category by Executive Alliance, and was selected one of Computerworld magazine’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2007 in recognition of excellence in technology leadership. In 1995, she was appointed the first chief information officer for the FedEx Asia-Pacific region. Wood spent three years in Hong Kong creating the information infrastructure to support that fast-growing region, and was responsible for all FedEx information technology and billing functions from Beijing to Sydney.

Other speakers and the topics of their presentations include:

• Scott Augenbaum, supervisory special agent for the FBI’s Cyber Crime Squad, “Organized Cyber Crime/Identity Theft”

FedEx Institute of Technology.
FedEx Institute of Technology
• Joe Jarzombek, director for software assurance for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cyber Security Division, “International/Global Issues in Software Security”

• Garth Bruen of, “Online Pharmaceutical Fraud”

• Michael T. Geraghty, executive director of the Technology Services Division for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, “Human Trafficking/Sex Tourism”

• Patrick Grey, principal security strategist with CISCO, “Internet Threat Landscape and the Latest Tactics Employed by Cyber Criminals”

Admission is $125 and includes sessions, meals, refreshments, and parking. Discounts are available for U of M staff, faculty, students, and other groups.

More information, including a registration link, is available online at

For additional details, contact Tammy Alexander at 901-678-1521 or

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