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Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage - April 3 at 7pm


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[This event is not affiliated with the Department of Computer Science or the Faculty of Arts & Science. We share this event at the request of the organizers in case it is of interest to our student body. Participation is as the sole discretion of the individual.]

FREE York Science Forum at the Toronto Reference Library on April 3 at 7pm

The talk, Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage, is with former FBI operative and cybersecurity expert Eric O’Neill, who helped catch the first and most notorious cyber spy in US history - Robert Hanssen <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Hanssen>.

A panel discussion and Q&A including York Math Prof Patrick Ingram and Osgoode Adjunct Prof Krisitn Ali, moderated by science journalist Dan Falk will follow.

About the talk: O’Neill will use real-life spy stories and review recent massive cyber-attacks to show how careful diligence, counter-espionage techniques, and restraint in social media can help identify the numerous spies, hackers, cyber criminals and trusted insiders that threaten every stroke of your keyboard.

Experts predict that the cyber theft of private and confidential information from government agencies, business, and private individuals will reach $6 trillion annually by 2021.

To know more: http://yfile.news.yorku.ca/2019/03/11/spies-cybersecurity-and-espionage-at-heart-of-this-years-faculty-of-science-york-forum/

Free, but for tickets, register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/york-science-forum-with-eric-oneill-cybersecurity-in-the-age-of-espionage-tickets-55767263386