WashU Cyber Security Awareness Symposium

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 • 9:30 am
  • Rodin Auditorium, Green Hall

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month and this year, the Information Security Office (ISO), the Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), and Washington University Information Technology (WashU IT) are hosting a variety of activities to promote cyber security awareness and identity protection.

We invite you to attend the university’s second annual Cyber Security Awareness Symposium and other planned activities to update your knowledge on ways to keep your information safe, to engage in discussions about security and privacy issues, and to learn about ways the ISO and WashU IT are working to prevent cyber threats to the university community.

The second annual Cyber Security Awareness Symposium will be hosted on the Danforth Campus in Rodin Auditorium on October 23rd. This one-day symposium is an opportunity for students, faculty and staff to discuss information security topics relevant to our everyday activities and those that fulfill the university’s academic, research and clinical missions. It’s also a platform to learn more about the best practices, tools and resources that facilitate threat prevention.


9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. –  Opening Remarks 

10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m. – Predatory Cyber Crimes: Armed, Connected, and Dangerous
Speaker: Kelsey McIntosh, Second Year Law Student at Washington University School Of Law
A presentation and open discussion on sexting, sextortion, libel, bullying, stalking, doxing and other privacy cybercrime affecting the WashU community.

12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. – Cyber + Culture: Exploring the Relationship
Speaker: Dr. Char Sample, Cyber Security Researcher
An interactive discussion on how human-machine interface is now widely recognized as the newest frontier in cyber research and cultural values are seen as setting the norms in nation-state behaviors on the virtual battlefield.

1:45 p.m.- Closing Remarks

This event is free and open to the public. Your attendance ensures a wide range of perspectives will be represented.

For inquiries regarding this event, please contact infosec@wustl.edu.

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