Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage – York Science Forum
Join us at the York Forum – Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage – as cybersecurity expert, author and former FBI operative Eric O’Neill, the inspiration behind the spy thriller Breach, tells real-life spy stories. He will also show how today’s cyber spy is responsible for sophisticated, brilliant, devious and technologically advanced attacks targeting your data.
In this exciting and informative talk, O’Neill will also review recent massive cyber attacks to show how careful diligence, counter-espionage techniques, and restraint in social media can help identify the numerous spies, hackers, cyber criminals and trusted insiders that threaten every stroke of your keyboard.
A panel discussion will follow the talk, featuring York mathematics Professor Patrick Ingram and Kristin Ali, adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and associate at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, and moderated by Dan Falk, award-winning science journalist and York Science Communicator in Residence.
O’Neill, author of the new book Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy, helped catch Robert Hanssen, the first of these new cyber spies, who was charged with selling American secrets to Russia for more than US$1.4 million in cash and diamonds. Hanssen’s ability to exploit computer systems allowed him to protect his identity during a 22-year spy career.
Tickets are free, but registration is required.