Saturday, October 10, 2015

Cyber Security Presentation in Goochland

Robin Hillman asked GOMM to pass along this notice.

Greetings everyone,

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Goochland's Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has invited guest speaker, Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon with VCU to speak at their meeting on this topic. The meeting is open to the public. Citizens, county agencies and local businesses are all invited. Please RSVP your attendance to Robin Hillman, LEPC Chair, at

Guest Speaker: Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon

Dr. Gurpreet Dhillon is Professor of Information Security at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA and a Guest Professor at ISEG, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal. He has a PhD in Information Systems from the London School of Economics, UK. He has authored thirteen books including Principles of Information Systems Security: text and cases (John Wiley, 2007) and over 150 research papers. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Information System Security. His research has also been featured in various academic and commercial publications and his expert comments have appeared in the New York Times, USA Today, Business Week, NBC News, NPR, among others.

Presentation Description: Cyber Security

Over the past few years, cyber attacks have been on an increase. However, organizations seem to be underprepared. Several questions need addressing:
1) understand where the attacks are coming from
2) assess what the impact of the attacks are
3) how the attacks have are conducted
4) when would the next attack be
In this presentation, these questions are addressed in a succinct manner. Key challenges and ways and means to overcome the barriers for successful mitigation of attacks are addressed.

Meeting Date and Time: October 21 at 3:30 PM

Meeting Location: Board Meeting Room 250 in the County Administration Building. Address is 1800 Sandy Hook Road, Goochland, VA 23063

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