Florida Techs Harris Institute Presents Information Assurance Teaching, Service and Research

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Tech and the Space Coast Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) present a free monthly lecture series on security trends and topics, which is open to the public. The next meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in Florida Tech’s second floor conference room of the F.W. Olin College of Science Building.

The speaker is Gregory Conti, assistant professor of computer science at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y. His research includes security data visualization, usable security, information warfare, and Web-based information disclosure. He is the author of Security Data Visualization (No Starch Press) and Googling Security (Addison-Wesley). His work can be found at www.gregconti.com and www.rumint.org.

His topic is “Visual Reverse Engineering and Automated Mapping of Large Binary Objects.”

The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Tech provides a forum for local security practitioners to share technical information and innovation.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. More information is available at www.harris.com.

About ISSA
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), with 109 chapters in 24 countries and more than 13,000 members, is the largest international, not-for-profit association specifically for information security professionals and practitioners. ISSA provides education, publications, information-sharing and peer forums to foster the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members, and serves as the global voice of information security. www.issa.org.

About Florida Institute of Technology
Founded at the dawn of the Space Race 50 years ago, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. With more than 8,000 students enrolled on main campus, extended campuses and online, Florida Tech has been named a Barron’s Guide “Best Buy” in College Education, listed among America’s best colleges in U.S. News & World Report, and ranked in 2009 as one of the nation’s top 18 engineering technical institutes by the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Additional information is available online at www.fit.edu.

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