Vandals, Burglars, Thugs & Spies

Elder CollgeVancouver Island University's Elder College program presents Vandals, Burglars, Thugs & Spies - The Politics & Economics of Cyber Crime on May 11, 2019 at Nanoose Place. Part of the Saturday Speaker series, the speaker will explain who is behind today’s cyber attacks, why they do it, and the risks to you.

This event will take place at Nanoose Place Community Centre, 2925 Northwest Bay Road between 10:00 am and noon. There is a cash admission price of $10 for adults. Those under age 18 are admitted for free.

Presenter: Eric J. Byres (P.Eng, ISA Fellow, CEO, aDolus Inc.)

About the talk: They want to steal your identity, ransom your computer, manipulate your vote, hack your car’s computer, and crash your electrical grid.Every day we learn about new cyber attacks on individuals, corporations and governments.What shadowy figures are behind these attacks, and what motivates them? This talk will explore the economics and politics of the cyber underworld and what it all means for you.

About the presenter: Eric Byres (PEng, ISA Fellow) is an internationally recognized expert on cybersecurity for critical infrastructures -the systems that are essential to our safety and way of life, like power, water and transportation. He has advised government intelligence agencies and major energy companies around the world, testified before the US Congress and is the recipient of numerous international awards, including the IEEE Outstanding Industry Applications Article Prize and the ISA Donald P. Eckman Education Award.Eric was made a fellow of the International Society of Automation (ISA) in 2009 and given their highest honour, the ISA Excellence in Leadership, in 2013.