Multiple events highlight Cybersecurity Awareness Month

UAB IT will host a series of expert lectures on cybersecurity.

UAB Information Technology is sponsoring a series of presentations to highlight National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. There will be four sessions throughout the month of October to provide a better understanding and awareness of the issues all computer users face.

Wednesday, Oct. 3: The event kickoff discussion will be “Cybersecurity Law and Current Issues,” presented by Jim Phillips, assistant U.S. Attorney (retired), District of Northern Alabama. The event is at noon in the Center for Teaching and Learning, EB 238, located in the Education Building room 243, 901 13th St. South.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: “Countering the Cyber Threat with Intelligence Analytics” will feature Col. John Grimes, a 28-year military intelligence veteran and assistant professor in the Department of Justice Sciences. The discussion is at noon in the Hill University Center Alumni Auditorium, 1400 University Boulevard.

Wednesday, Oct. 24: Josh Smith, a cyber-security analyst with HealthSouth, will discuss “Defending Your System from a Cross Site Scripting (XSS) Cyber Attack.” The event is at noon in West Pavilion room D, 615 18th St. South.

Wednesday, Oct. 31: “Tales from the FBI on Cybersecurity” will feature Todd Berryman, FBI Special Agent and cybersecurity squad leader. The discussion begins at 1 p.m. in the Cudworth Hall Auditorium, 1919 University Boulevard.

The events are open to all UAB faculty, staff and students. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lunch. Cookies and soft drinks will be provided at each session.