october 17 2018 get hired panel

 Join us on Tuesday, October 16 for our monthly chapter meeting:

Weaponized Information, crafting reality, and targeting the world's most exploitable information systems

Dr. Richard Forno

Some believe 'cyberspace' is an operational environment that involves aspects of the physical, informational, and cognitive. In recent years, we have seen how these environments can be targeted, attacked, and/or exploited for nefarious purposes by adversaries ranging from criminals to foreign nations. Although some argue this represents a new form of warfare, it actually has its roots deep in history and simply is the latest example of adversaries using all available tools to acheive their goals.

From social media, so-called 'fake news', partisan echo chambers, marketing, disinformation, and good old fashioned hacking, this talk discusses the three-dimensional construct of cyberspace and how technology helps blur the lines between the digital and physical. In particular, we will discuss how adversaries, both foreign and domestic, can use these constructs in combination to disrupt the social fabric of both userdom and citizenry to influence political, commercial and/or cybersecurity outcomes. After all, the human mind is the most complicated information system in the world -- but sadly one of the most exploitable ones, too.


About the Speaker:
richard fornoDr. Richard Forno is a Senior Lecturer in the UMBC Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, where he directs the UMBC Graduate Cybersecurity Program, serves as the Assistant Director of UMBC's Center for Cybersecurity, and is an Affiliate of the Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society (CIS). His twenty-year career in operational cybersecurity spans the government, military, and private sector, including helping build the first formal cybersecurity program for the US House of Representatives, serving as Chief Security Officer for Network Solutions (then, the global center of the internet DNS system), and co-founding the CyberMaryland conference. From 2005-2012 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where he served as a course instructor for the CERT Coordination Center (CERT/CC). As a technologist and student of national security studies, Richard has multiple interdisciplinary research and professional interests in the influence of technology upon national security, individuals, and global society.


Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, October 16, 2018 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

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