Public Welcome at Florida Tech Information Assurance Meeting July 18

Hadoop and Big Data

MELBOURNE, FLA.—The Harris Institute for Assured Information at Florida Institute of Technology and the Space Coast Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) present a monthly lecture series on security trends and topics. This month’s meeting, which is free and open to the public, is July 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room of the Harris Center for Science and Engineering building on the Florida Tech campus.

The Institute hosts Malcolm McRoberts, Harris Corp. software engineer. His topic is “Hadoop and Big Data,” a discussion of the emerging role of No-SQL databases and their analytical capability to rapidly sort large volumes of data.

McRoberts is currently a software architect in the Enterprise Architecture Core Technology Center at Harris Corp. and has been the principle investigator for a multi-year research project on cloud computing, big data and service-oriented architecture. Previously McRoberts worked as architect on the product line architecture for Army live training, designed the software infrastructure for the IRIDIUM ground segment, and developed C++ source libraries for RogueWave. McRoberts holds a bachelor’s degree in applied math from Carnegie-Mellon and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Central Florida. He has published several papers in the areas of cloud computing, SOA and process simulation.

For more information, contact Richard Ford at (321) 674-7473.

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, Fla., 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

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:

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