NIU STEM Café: Cyber Safe: Protecting Individuals and Businesses Online
Name: NIU STEM Café: Cyber Safe: Protecting Individuals and Businesses Online
Date: September 15, 2021
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
The past year has shown us how essential the internet is for both businesses and individuals, as more and more of our banking, shopping, communicating and entertainment happens online. Manufacturing is also becoming more reliant on the internet, as manufacturers connect digitally with supply chains. However, cybercrimes and scams are also becoming more common, and they affect both individuals and businesses. At the next STEM Café, hear from two cybersecurity experts. Learn about common vulnerabilities and scams, signs of malicious intent, and protective measures you can take. Jennifer Fowler is a member of the Strategic Cybersecurity Analysis and Research (SCAR) team at Argonne National Laboratory and an adjunct professor at Lewis University, where she teaches about encryption and authentication systems. Her areas of interest include cryptography, data privacy, cyberbiosecurity, biohacking and social engineering. Cesar Pena is a senior cybersecurity engineer at MxD in Chicago, which equips manufacturers with digital tools and expertise in many areas, including cybersecurity. MxD is working with industry and government to bring cybersecurity to the supply chain and the factory floor. Prior to joining the MxD team in November 2017, Cesar worked for systems integration and global machine building companies in the Chicago area.