IT Security Educational Meetings

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From time to time, UCSF IT Security hosts authoritative speakers on important IT security topics as well as other educational events.  Upcoming and Past Meetings are listed below.

Upcoming Meetings

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Past Meetings

10/30/18 When IoT Attacks - Understanding the Safety Risks Associated with Connected Devices 

Billy is the founder of Whitescope LLC, a startup focused on embedded device security. Billy is recognized as one of the world’s most respected experts on emerging threats related to Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Critical Infrastructure (CI), and, medical devices. He discovered thousands of security vulnerabilities in hardware and software supporting ICS and critical infrastructure. Billy has worked at Google where he led the front-line response for externally reported security issues and incidents. Prior to Google, Billy was the Security Program Manager at Internet Explorer (Microsoft).  This Presentation is part of UCSF's 2018 celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). To view the video, click on the icon:


2/28/18 UCSF IT Security Presents the Award Winning Film: Terms and Conditions May Apply - This film reveals what corporations/governments are legally taking from you and the consequences of clicking "I accept". The film cites companies such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn for having poorly-worded and misguiding privacy policies/terms of service. According to The Wall Street Journal “consumers lose over $250 million dollars due to what’s hidden in these agreements.” MCB Room 126 Noon - 1:20 PM

Below are the links to recordings of the presentations and/or the PowerPoint versions of the presentations depending upon which material is available.

1/17/18 Cyber Champion Partners Presents - Cybersecurity Checkup: Best Practices for Maintaining Security and Privacy for You and Your Family - Sam Horowitz, UCSB CISO

Cybersecurity isn't just for information technology professionals. Computers and the Internet are a daily part of life. We all have a role to play to protect cyberspace. In the checkup, we reviewed a checklist of items to make sure that your practices are secure. We discussed mobile device security, wireless, social media, and what to do if you're hacked along with other topics. We encourage you to take the checklist linked below and provide checkup meetings with members of your family, friends, and co-workers. Together, we can make cyberspace a safer place for everyone, one person at a time. To view a video of the presentation, click here.  To view a copy of the checklist click here: cyber_champion_program_cybersecurity_checklist_1-25-18.pdf 

10/19/16  Medical Device Cybersecurity: FDA Perspective - Dr. Suzanne Schwartz

UCSF IT Security hosted a webinar by Suzanne Schwartz, MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science & Strategic Partnerships at FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH). Among other public health concerns, her portfolio has most notably included medical device cybersecurity, for which she chairs CDRH’s Cybersecurity Working Group. She also co-chairs the Government Coordinating Council for Healthcare & Public Health critical infrastructure sector. To watch the video Click Here. To view the PowerPoint Presentation, click on the link: Fileschwartz_cdrh_medicaldevicecybersecurityucsf_webinaroct19_2016.pptx

10/13/16 Cybersecurity for Connected Medical Devices - Dr. David Klonoff

UCSF IT Security hosted a webinar by Dr. David Klonoffendocrinologist specializing in diabetes technology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCSF and Medical Director of the Dorothy L. and James E. Frank Diabetes Research Institute of Mills-Peninsula Health Services in San Mateo, California. He founded DTSec (Diabetes Technology Cybersecurity Standard for Connected Diabetes Devices Program), which created the world’s first consensus medical device cybersecurity standard. To watch the video Click Here. To view the PowerPoint Presentation, click on the link: Fileklonoff_cybersecurity_ucsf_october_13_2016.pptx

10/3/16 Surviving Social Engineering and Ransomware Attacks - Stu Sjouwerman

UCSF IT Security hosted a webinar by Stu Sjouwerman, founder and CEO of KnowBe4, Inc., a multiple award-winning anti-malware software company.  His presentation explained how attackers are moving their focus from attacking the hardened network perimeter to attacking end users.  He discussed the ransomware and CEO Fraud epidemics and proven methods of protecting an organization against these phishing-based attacks. To view the PowerPoint Presentation, click on the link: Fileknowbe4-ucsf-presentation.pptx

10/28/15 Cyber Security for Medical Devices Webinar - Dr. Kevin IFu

UCSF IT Security hosted a webinar by Kevin Fu, pioneer in the field of medical device security. Kevin is Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc. and Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security and the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR). He drew on material from research in software engineering and trustworthy computing, public FDA data, and accident reports to provide a high-level understanding of the issues surrounding the risks and benefits of medical device software. To watch the video Click Here.