Entre Today breakfast talk is Oct. 27

Entre Today breakfast talk is Oct. 27

The Center for Business Excellence brings you Entre Today – monthly programs featuring "just-in-time" information for the busy professional.

The topic for October's Entre Today program is "10 Things You Should Know About Computer Security," with featured speaker Dr. Bradley Rubin, assistant professor, Graduate Programs in Software.

Keeping information and computing systems secure has been a hot topic in recent years, and both vulnerabilities and threats are growing at an exponential rate. This increasingly complex topic grows in importance with our reliance on information systems in our corporate and consumer lives. Protection begins with knowledge about threats and how to guard against them. In this session, participants will take a tour of the major computer-security issues facing both corporation information technology groups and individual computing consumers.

Rubin will cover topics such as: password studies and associated issues in selection and management, cryptography, firewalls, viruses, worms, spy ware, real threats from Internet connections, wireless network insecurity, social engineering and identity-theft attacks. 

October's Entre Today will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 27, in Room 201, Opus Hall, Minneapolis campus.

Rates are:

  • $25 – UST student
  • $35 – UST alumni, faculty and staff
  • $45 – Standard prepaid rate
  • $55 – Standard door rate

For more information and to register, call the Center for Business Excellence, (651) 962-4600, or visit the Center for Business Excellence Entre Today Web page.

About the presenter:

Rubin is an assistant professor at the University of St. Thomas in the Graduate Programs in Software Department, where he teaches Computer Security, Advanced Computer Security, TCP/IP Protocols, and Information Retrieval. His primary research interests are in the areas of network and Java application security.

Previously, he spent his early career with IBM in Rochester, Minn. Before joining UST, Rubin was chief technology officer for the Data Storage and Information Management Division of Imation Corp. and the leader of its R and D organization. He has degrees in computer and electrical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, and a doctorate in computer science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. 

Rubin holds five patents and four invention disclosures, has written many research and trade publications, and is a frequent speaker on technology topics; also, he consults in the computer security area, advises Wall Street firms on industry dynamics, and has served as an expert consultant on an intellectual property case. In addition, he chairs the Minnesota TECHCORPS advisory board.