Cyber Attacks: An Upcoming Panel Discussion

Posted by Marita Malone

Hello from the School for Professional Studies’ Criminal Justice and Security Management Program! We’re halfway through Spring 1, and we’re excited about our upcoming Panel Discussion on “Cyber Attacks: Advanced Persistent Threats.” It is being held Thursday, March 10th, 2011 in the Busch Student Center, Rooms 172-173. It will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and complimentary cocktails and hors d’ouerves will be served.

Is 2011 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.

These attacks cannot be easily removed from computer networks. The first step, though, is to understand what separates these threats from traditional, human-hacker attacks. With APT, prevention is ideal, but detection is a must. The panel will discuss these differences and the fundamentals of detection.

We have a fantastic panel of speakers for this panel, including Larry Cockell (Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Time Warner, Inc., and former Deputy Director of the United States Secret Service), Jeff Pricher (Technical Director, Information Security at Savvis, Inc., and Cyber Operations Officer at Missouri Air National Guard), Joseph Malec (Security Analyst, and President of Information Systems Security Association-St. Louis Chapter), Dr. Ed Wassall (Director, Precon Systems Engineering, Guarantee Electrical, and former Senior Vice President Integration Services, SBC Communications), and Brad Breier (Unit Chief, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cyber Division).

Interested? Register for this free event. We’re excited to beable to also offer complimentary parking across the street at the

Laclede Garage: 3642 Laclede Ave., St. Louis Mo 63108.

For more information or questions regarding this event, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at or 314-977-2250, or contact Dr. Marita Malone, Criminal Justice and Security Management, School for Professional Studies, 314-977-3204.

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