TAMPA, Fla. (Oct. 6, 2014) – Want to see how easily a business network can be taken down by hackers? Or find out how banks and hospitals are securing personal information in response to recent high-profile hacking incidents? A Florida Center for Cybersecurity at USF event on Wednesday, Oct. 8 will showcase both.
Experts in the cybersecurity field and business leaders will gather for a conference, titled “Advancing a Holistic Approach to Strategic Cybersecurity,” beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Marshall Student Center.
The event will feature a live hacking demonstration by Marcus Murray of TrueSec, a cybersecurity consulting firm, at 2 p.m. Murray will show the audience how a network can be hacked in one day.
A panel discussion on securing sensitive information begins at 11 a.m. and will include executives from Raymond James and Tampa General Hospital.
Former director of National Intelligence and retired Navy Vice Admiral Mike McConnell will deliver the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. McConnell’s presentation is closed to the media. However, reporters interested in interviewing McConnell after his address, should contact Adam Freeman at (813) 974-9047.
The conference also includes:
· A keynote address by Don Proctor, Senior Vice President of Cisco Systems, Inc.
· Multiple breakout sessions covering strategic cybersecurity topics
· Technical expos
The Florida Center for Cybersecurity, located at the University of South Florida, anticipates about 400 attendees including business executives, students, professors, cybersecurity technicians, veterans and active duty military.
To register for the conference, visit usf.edu/cyber-register.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.