For release: September 12, 2008
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
The University of Memphis Center for Information Assurance (CfIA) will host a Cyber
Security Expo Thursday, Oct. 16, at the FedEx Institute of Technology. Sessions will
run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The keynote speaker will be Daniel J. Larkin, chief of the FBI’s Cyber Initiative
and Resource Fusion Unit and former FBI unit chief of the Internet Crime Complaint
Center. His topic will be “Emerging Trends in Cyber Security.”
Larkin was the keynote speaker at the 2006 Black Hat convention, a prominent conference
that draws security experts as well as hackers. He co-authored the FBI’s National
Cyber Crime Strategy, initiated and managed the first FBI national undercover operation
targeting international cyber crime, and oversaw numerous joint initiatives in which
more than 500 individuals and organizations were prosecuted domestically and abroad.
Other sessions will cover such issues as combating computer intrusions against the
business community, vendor security, safe mobile computing, counterfeiting, the emerging
threat of portable storage devices, and Web application penetration testing.
FedEx Institute of Technology
Admission is $85. The price includes sessions, meals, refreshments and parking. Online
registration is available at http://cfialab.memphis.edu/expo/register.php
As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, the U of M’s Center for Information
Assurance also will offer two training sessions at the FedEx Institute of Technology.
The first, “Cell Phone and Portable Storage Forensics.” will be held Oct. 14-15.
More information is available online at: http://www.gohtci.com/brochure/TN_1008.html
The second session, “SANS 542: Web Application Penetration Testing In-Depth,” will
be presented Oct. 20-23. More information is available online at: www.sans.org/memphis08_cs