Date: Saturday, May 11, 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Off Campus

Nanoose Place Community Centre
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay

Add to CalendarVIU ElderCollege presents Vandals, Burglars, Thugs And Spies - The Politics And Economics Of Cyber Crime05/11/2019 10:00 AM05/11/2019 12:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/Vancouverfalse

Who is behind today's cyber attacks? Join us to discover who is responsible, why they do it, and the risks to you.

Presenter: Eric J. Byres (P.Eng, ISA Fellow, CEO, aDolus Inc.)

About the talk: They want to steal your identity, ransom your computer, manipulate your vote, hack your car’s computer, and crash your electrical grid. Every day we learn about new cyber attacks on individuals, corporations and governments. What shadowy figures are behind these attacks, and what motivates them? This talk will explore the economics and politics of the cyber underworld and what it all means for you.

About the presenter: Eric Byres (PEng, ISA Fellow) is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity for critical infrastructures - the systems that are essential to our safety and way of life, like power, water and transportation. He has advised government intelligence agencies and major energy companies around the world, testified before the US Congress and is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the IEEE Outstanding Industry Applications Article Prize and the ISA Donald P. Eckman Education Award. Eric was made a fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA) in 2009 and given their highest honour, the ISA Excellence in Leadership, in 2013.

$10 cash/person at the door
Free under 18

Nanoose Place Community Centre
2925 Northwest Bay Road, Nanoose Bay

All talks from 10am to noon. Everyone welcome!

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