The IT Executive Exchange (ITEE) is a forum for IT Executives and College of Business Administration professors at The University of Akron. Meetings take place every six to eight weeks to discuss pressing and leading edge issues.

The purpose of this forum is to have a healthy exchange of ideas that will be useful to all attendees. It is sponsored by the Center for Information Technologies and eBusiness (CITe) of the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration.

ITEE Meeting

IT Security on Center Stage

November 8, 2019

Goodyear Classroom in the new Professional Development Center, CBA, UA, Akron, OH

Networking: 2:0 0pm to 2:30 pm
Presentation, Discussion & Interaction: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Sponsor: Center for IT & eBusiness (CITe)

Topic Description:

A few months ago TheVerge ran a headline: "AI deepfakes are now as simple as typing whatever you want your subject to say." On Oct. 15, 2019, reported: "Malware That Spits Cash Out of ATMs Has Spread Across the World."* We could cite dozens of similar headlines as the breadth, depth, and scale of hacking/cybercrime techniques continues to grow. Sophisticated practitioners make these techniques available to even casual users; small and large enterprises face more threats than ever. Please join us to discuss your most pressing security concerns, and to get updates on the latest from our guest speaker, Michael Buckwell.

*"[This is called jackpotting, … a technique where cybercriminals use malware or a piece of hardware to trick an ATM into ejecting all of its cash, no stolen credit card required. Hackers typically install the malware onto an ATM by physically opening a panel on the machine to reveal a USB port."

Guest Speaker:

Michael Buckwell is the IT Security & Compliance Manager for Squire Patton Boggs, an international law firm with 44 offices in 19 countries. Michael has over 10 years of IT security experience with multiple Fortune 1000 companies and holds the GSEC, GAWN, GCIH, GPEN, GCFA and GWAPT certifications from GIAC. Michael has worked with the SANS Community group and has been a SANS Mentor. In 2008, Michael was awarded the "@Work Mentor of the Year" by the SANS Institute for his work in the mentor program.Previously, Michael served as a Business Information Security Officer for Windstream Communications responsible for vulnerability assessment and penetration testing, security monitoring and incident response. Before that, Michael was a senior data center engineer at SecureData 365 where he was responsible for network infrastructure and security within a multi-tenanted data center.Before that, Michael worked as an enterprise security architect for Diebold Nixdorf as well as a Security Analyst at Progressive Insurance, where he had been involved in several key security initiatives. Along the way, he has helped organizations develop an internal penetration testing teams and lead the effort on completing web application penetration tests.Michael is also Adjunct Faculty at the University Of Akron College Of Business, where he teaches the Network and Security course in both that graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a graduate from Case Western Reserve University with a degree in Computer Engineering and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron .

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