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The Austin Forum on Technology & Society

in partnership with Austin Public Library

presents

Cybersecurity: Surviving and Thriving in a Connected World

with Earl Carter, Threat Researcher at Cisco Systems

Austin Central Library - Event Center

710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

5:15pm — Check-in and refreshments


5:45 pm – Doors open for seating


6:15 pm – Presentation

7:30 pm – Networking

Virtually everything we do with computing technologies and devices is now possible due to connections to services on other computing systems via networks: WiFi, cellular, Ethernet, and the like. The world wide web exists solely to connect us to information over these networks, and the smartphones that have become nearly ubiquitous—and seemingly indispensable—are nearly useless without connectivity. The power and utility of our tablets, laptops and desktops, gaming consoles, Kindles and other devices - even our wristwatches - are amplified by connecting to networks of other computing devices. Our homes, schools, libraries, and governments are increasingly connected with smart devices, and our workplaces could not function without this connectivity among workers, providing sources of data and information, analytics and modeling capabilities, and storage systems.

With all this connectivity comes risk and threat as well as benefits: data and information have value, and things of value are stolen. Our devices and our networks must be secured against intrusion, hacking, and theft. Cybersecurity is paramount to maintaining our data security, personal security, financial security, and even national security.

Join us as noted threat researcher Earl Carter of Cisco Systems provides an accelerated introduction into the principles of cybersecurity, discusses the nature of common and notable hacking efforts and security breaches, and shares how you and your companies can protect yourselves in an increasingly connected world.

We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers, and prognostications in advance at info@austinforum.org.

Admission to the Austin Forum is always free.

The Austin Forum accepts donations of used cell phones and smart phones at all our events. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy training, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin's digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.

Thanks to Austin Public Library for their partnership.


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