University of Findlay’s Computer Science Department is hosting its 20th anniversary Information Assurance Forum on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free and it will take place in Winebrenner TLB Auditorium or virtually via UFTV or Zoom.
This year’s event theme “Your Remote & Hybrid Workforce: How Secure is it?” was derived from companies working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which introduced a new series of challenges and vulnerabilities. “Protecting information on your company network in your own building is challenging enough, but moving computer assets to home networks, where family or roommates might be competing for resources, adds another dimension to security requirements,” said Helen Schneider, Ph.D., associate professor and co-chair of computer science. “During the forum, we will discuss how organizations can educate employees, and prepare them to deal more securely with remote and hybrid work.”
The forum’s keynote speaker is Michael P. Brian, supervisory special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Brian has been employed by the FBI since 1999 and currently serves as a Supervisory Special Agent for FBI Cleveland’s Cyber Criminal Squad. Throughout his career, he has worked investigations involving bank robberies, violent crimes, crimes against children on the internet, and national security and criminal cybercrimes.