Date(s) - 04/10/2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Sands Regency Hotel

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Digital Forensics, the “Internet of Things”, and Infrastructure Security:
What all this means for you

A Presentation with

MAJ Jerry Morris

Tuesday, April 10, 9:00 a.m. at the Sands

In the high tech world we live in today, technology, along with the power of the Internet has literally opened the door to hackers and cyber-criminals to steal valuable personal and proprietary information for financial gain or conduct espionage and sabotage to create confusion and chaos.
Society is extremely reliant and dependent on computerized systems for everything we do in our personal and professional lives using the “Internet of Things” that are operated or controlled by computers.

The “Internet of Things” consists of all of the computer-controlled devices of our digital society that range from smart houses and self-driving cars to computer controlled industrial equipment and machinery. The consequences of cyber-warfare have the potential to be catastrophic and a specific cyber-attack against the critical infrastructure places a significant risk and potential for severe injury, chaos or societal breakdown.

Cyber-warfare is now a reality with over 90% of Fortune 500 companies along with various government and utility organizations have all had cyber-incidents of some type, although most go unreported. The cost of conducting a cyber-attack is minimal but can impose a tremendous amount of financial or physical damage and confusion on a global scale.

Cyber is now the 5th domain of warfare and has been utilized as a warfighting function with a significant capability to eliminate or mitigate the enemy command and control, coordination, and communications. Our personal, small business, corporate and government computers, smartphones, and computer-enabled devices are part of the frontline with the ongoing threat of the continuous domestic and international cyber-attacks.

This brief will explain what is meant by digital forensics for the “Internet of Things” and explain how digital forensics can be used to make our cyber infrastructure more secure. Our speaker will discuss options for real-time detection and deterrence of cyber attacks, options for law enforcement prosecution, and what this all means to the residents of Northern Nevada

MAJ Jerry Morris is an Armor Officer in the Nevada National Guard with over 20 years of combined active duty service. He was previously the Professor of Military Science and Department Chair at the University of Nevada, Reno and holds two BS degrees in both mechanical engineering and business with an MBA in Finance and is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Information Security at Northcentral University.

A full breakfast will be served ($20 Members, $30 Non-Members, and $10 for students with ID and military personnel in uniform; free for WWII Veterans). We recommend that you arrive by 8:30 to enjoy some breakfast, coffee, and conversation. Breakfast service and registration open at 8:00 a.m.

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