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University of North Florida Cyber Security Symposium

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Adam W. Herbert University Center 


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The seventh edition of the Cyber Security Symposium will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Adam W. Herbert University Center.

The event will be available via a live virtual webinar and limited to 50 in-person attendees to ensure proper social distancing in accordance with UNF COVID-19 safety guidelines.

This year’s Symposium features representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with esteemed UNF professors Dr. Swapnoneel Roy and Dr Patrick Kreidl, plus members of the University's Information Technology Services security team.



2020 Cyber Security Symposium Oct. 14



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



Schedule of Events:

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome and Overview

9:30-10:30 am

Election Security
For three decades, the FBI has served as the primary investigative agency responsible for engaging with election security counterparts in order to coordinate strategies and safeguard election integrity. In preparation for the 2020 General Election, the FBI designated Election Crime Coordinators (ECC’s) to lead this coordination effort. In this presentation, special agents will explain the FBI’s role in investigating allegations of election crimes and election-related civil rights violations, review the efforts to protect the election process from cyber threats and malign foreign influence campaigns, and provide resources to attendees to aid in protecting their votes.

Speakers: FBI SAs Vanessa Stelly and JC Slaughter

10:30-10:45 am

Morning Break

10:45-11:45 am

Inside the FBI Counterintelligence Program
Since 1917, the FBI has been responsible for exposing, preventing and neutralizing ongoing national security threats from foreign intelligence. Today, the FBI Counterintelligence (CI) Division uses a full suite of investigative and intelligence capabilities to protect the secrets of the U.S. Intelligence Community, counter the activities of foreign spies, keep weapons of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands, and protect the nation’s critical assets like advanced technologies and sensitive information in the defense, intelligence, economic, financial, public health, and science and technology sectors. In this presentation, special agents from the FBI Jacksonville CI Squad will review the history, impact and future of the CI program.

Speakers: FBI SA Juan Smaine and Burton

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

On your own

1:00-2:00 pm

Introducing UNF’s Center for Cybersecurity: Paths Ahead for Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education
Founded in Fall 2019, UNF’s Center for Cybersecurity aspires to become a focal point to provide (i) program guidance and oversight, (ii) general cyber defense information as well as collaboration and outreach opportunities among students, faculty and other institutions. Join the center’s leadership as they recount the multi-year process by which the program earned a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE designation as well as both expectations and opportunities that it promises for future years despite initial disruptions by COVID.
Speakers: Swapnoneel Roy and Patrick Kreidl

2:00-2:15 pm

Afternoon break

2:15-3:00 pm

Keeping You Safe During Remote Work
In this talk IT Security will overview the cyber challenges of remote work. They will overview the many technologies and processes that are in place to help keep you, your device, and data secure no matter the location.
Speaker: Jeff Gouge, Assistant Director of IT Security, UNF

3:00 pm

Closing remarks and comments