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WHO: Valpo’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences and Office of Information Technology present a panel discussion on “Current Trends in Internet Security.”

Panelists include:

Jim Caristi: Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science (Moderator)
Martin Ignatovski: Instructor of Information Technology
Ryan Freeman-Jones: Instructor of Information Technology
Robert Johnson, CIMCOR Inc.

About the Moderator: Jim Caristi, professor of math and computer science at Valparaiso University, presented a highly successful tutorial on Extreme Programming at SIGCSE 2002. He co-authored a paper, “Extreme Programming and the Software Design Course,” presented at XP Universe 2001, and is co-chair of the educator’s symposium for XP Universe 2001 and XP Agile Universe 2002.

WHAT: Recent high profile news items related to internet security problems, and supposedly secure communication pipelines, have heightened awareness of issues related to computer and internet security. Local experts in the area of internet and cyber security are coming together to offer an information session to any campus or community citizen interested in these topics, and will discuss them with a variety of perspectives, from technical to commercial.

Panelists will address questions such as:

  • What was “Heartbleed” all about?
  • What is OpenSSL and why was it vulnerable?
  • What is a zero day threat?
  • Is there a reason for this sudden cluster of severe security problems?
  • In general, what are our best practices we can take as internet citizens to protect ourselves?

WHEN: Wednesday May 7, 7 – 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Christopher Center Community Room, Valparaiso University

CONTACT: Ken Luther at 219.464.5181