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University of North Florida Cyber Security Symposium

2017 Cyber Security Symposium
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Adam W. Herbert University Center


Online registration is now closed. Participants can register in person between 8:30 - 8:45 a.m. at the event on March 16 



Symposium 2017



UNF's Cyber Security Symposium will be held Thursday, March 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center. The Symposium will feature a keynote address by Johannes Ullrich, Dean of Research for SANS Technology, a talk on identity theft by the Office of the Attorney General, and several IT security experts from the community.


This is a free event open to the public. Registration is required. 

The address of the Adam W. Herbert University Center is 12000 Alumni Drive, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL 32224. Directions. 

Schedule of Events: 


9:00 - 9:15 a.m.
Welcome and Overview 


Jeff Durfee, Director of Network, Systems, and Security, University of North Florida 

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
We Are Winning: A Positive Outlook on Information Security



Keynote Speaker: Dr Johannes Ullrich  

As Dean of Research for the SANS Technology Institute, Johannes is currently responsible for the SANS Internet Storm Center (ISC) and the GIAC Gold program. In 2000, he founded, which is now the data collection engine behind the ISC. His work with the ISC has been widely recognized, and in 2004, Network World named him one of the 50 most powerful people in the networking industry. Prior to working for SANS, Johannes worked as a lead support engineer for a web development company and as a research physicist. Johannes holds a PhD in physics from SUNY Albany and is based in Jacksonville, Florida. His daily podcast summarizes current security news in a concise format


10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
Morning Break  


Refreshments will be provided.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Preparing your Security Posture for the 2017 Landscape



Champ Clark III  

Champ Clark III is a founder and CTO at Quadrant Information Security. Champ got involved in computer and network security at an early age and has been an author for Syngress publishing. He has been a speaker at HOPE, Defcon, CCC and various private events. Champ is the primary author of Sagan, the advanced log analysis engine, which helps thousands of users and customer make sense of logs every day.


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lunch Break  


There will be a lunch break (on your own). On campus food venue options. 

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Significantly Improve Windows Domain Security: Spend nothing  



Geoff Whittaker

Geoff Whittaker is an IT Security Engineer at the University of North Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information Science and has been part of the Information Security team at UNF since 2012.


1:30 - 1:45 p.m.
Afternoon Break



Refreshments will be provided. 


1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Identity Theft and Scams  



Cathy Costley

Cathy Costley currently holds the position of Victim Services Program Specialist, specializing in the area of Identity Theft with the Florida Attorney General’ Office, Division of Victim Services and Criminal Justice Programs. Cathy has been with the Office of the Attorney General for over eighteen years.

Cathy conducts identity theft presentations to community and statewide groups throughout Florida. During her previously held positions with the Attorney General’s Office, she has received numerous commendations, the Distinguished Service Award, and the Division Leadership Award. She also received the Prudential Davis Productivity Award for assisting in the development of a web based database for victims of child pornography.


2:45 - 3:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks  



Robert Stewart, Assistant Director of IT Security at the University of North Florida. 



* Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to those who attend the full day.  CEUs will be granted. Those who wish to receive CEUs should note this when they sign in at the symposium.