The CyberDEF Dojo, dedicated to sharing cyber security knowledge and best practices, is proud to deliver the Security Engagement Series, periodic events aimed at small to medium businesses, startups, and the security community. At these events, we feature prominent speakers in the industry to discuss topics within security that matter most to our audience.
Our inaugural event focuses on Ransomware, which is a type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system, usually through encryption, until a sum of money is paid.
Tom Ervin of the FBI will be speaking for the first part of the event on ransomware and demonstrate how ransomware works. It will be a very visceral experience, and for those of you who have heard Tom speak in the past know that this will be a great presentation.
The second half of the event will be a panel discussion and Q&A by cyber security experts discussing best practices and strategies to avoid being affected by ransomware and other types of malware.
There will be refreshments and snacks available.
- Networking 6:00 - 6:30pm
- Tom Ervin of the FBI talk 6:30 - 7:15pm
- Cyber security expert panel 7:20 - 8:00pm
Since it is Downtown Tuesday, parking will be free at city-operated parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters. See http://www.downtowntuesday.com/ for more information on where to park in Downtown!
Don't miss it!
Tom Ervin's bio:
Tom Ervin has been supporting the FBI with cyber forensics analysis for the past sixteen years. He specializes in computer intrusions and the dissection of computer viruses and worms. In 2000, Tom helped establish the FBI's first malicious code laboratory at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He has been working at the San Antonio Division since 2010, supporting the Cyber Squad on criminal and national security investigations. Tom holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering.
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