The Criminal Justice and Security Management Program at Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies will host a panel discussion on Cyber Attacks: Understanding 'Advanced Persistent Threats' from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd.
Many are asking if 2011 is the year of the cyber attack. Globally, numerous government entities and companies have already been attacked by Advanced Persistent Threats (APT).
These threats are not simple one-time hacker attempts, but sophisticated ongoing cyber attacks that steal and change sensitive data and information over a long-term period
The attacks cannot be easily removed from computer networks. The first step is to understand what separates these threats from traditional, human-hacker attacks. With APT, prevention is ideal, but detection is a must.
The program will feature a panel of experts that includes:
- Larry Cockell, senior vice president and chief security officer for Time Warner, Inc. and former deputy director of the United States Secret Service
- Brad Bleier, unit chief for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (Washington, D.C.) National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force
- Joseph Malec, security analyst and president of the Information Systems Security Association-St. Louis Chapter
- Jeff Pricher, CISSP, technical director of information security at Savvis, Inc. and cyber operations officer for the Missouri Air National Guard
- Ed Wassall, Ph.D., director of pre-construction systems for Guarantee Electrical
The event is free and open to the public however reservations are requested. Complimentary cocktails and hors d'ouvres will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Parking is available in the University's garage at Grand and Laclede. Parking tickets will be validated at the event.
POST certification through St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is available.
Click here to register online or to learn more about the speakers.
For additional information about the event, contact the Office of Alumni Relations at email@example.com or (314) 977-2250 or Marita Malone, Ph.D., in the School for Professional Studies at (314) 977-3204.