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Feb. 19, 2008
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
ward.mullens@emich.edu 734.487.4400

EMU lecture series focuses on issues of information assurance

YPSILANTI — Ethical computer hacking will be the topic of the opening lecture in EMU’s Information Assurance Speaker Series.

Walter Grech, security manager for Pfizer, will present “Ethical Hacking” Thursday, Feb 21, 6-8 p.m., at the College of Technology (Room 1, Sill Hall). The series is free and open to the public.

The lecture is the first in the Information Assurance Speaker Series being sponsored by the Information Assurance Student Association of EMU.

Other speakers include:

Steve Fox, from Raytheon Technologies, will discuss network security and business continuity and planning, Thursday, March 13, 6-8 p.m., Room 1 Sill Hall;

Dan Moor, an intrusion detection specialist, will speak about network security and intrusion detection Thursday, March 27, 6-8 p.m., Room 1, Sill Hall;

Annette Belkin, from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will be the final speaker, April 10, 6-8 p.m., Room 1, Sill Hall. Belkin will be speak about information assurance from a global perspective. She also will provide materials for employment opportunities.

Registration for all events can be done at eventbrite.com (keywords: Information Assurance).  For additional information, call 487-3170.

Part of the EMU’s National Security Agency (NSA) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and sponsored by the students in information assurance (IA) this program combines a very successful undergraduate and graduate program in information assurance/security with computer forensics and cyber crime/cyber terror investigation. These concentrations comprise a cohesive unit where individuals can study and research the challenges to our country in areas such as information warfare, cyber security, digital incident analysis, Information Systems Risk Management, and the emerging science of digital forensics. Business continuity, critical for today’s eCommerce and infrastructure sustainability, is included in the program as well.


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