How can individuals protect themselves from hackers? How do companies deal with ransomware attacks? How do government agencies respond to ongoing threats by bad actors — and importantly, what are the ramifications for our national security? International Affairs Forum will dive into these complexities during CYBERSECURITY: The Quiet War.

Join IAF on Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 p.m. to unpack these digital threats with Joshua Larocca, managing director at Stroz Friedberg, a digital risk management firm based in New York. Larocca’s insights will draw upon his work in counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of Justice and his expertise in digital forensics.

Kerry Vickers, Chief Information Security Officer at Aunalytics, will moderate the discussion. Vickers knows today’s threat landscape, as a general consumer and as a businessperson. He and Larocca will discuss personal security hygiene, hacking, double extortion, bots, and much more. They will be ready to field audience questions.

 Plan to join the community for a pre-event reception in the Dennos Museum Center sculpture court at 5:30 p.m. for wine, international appetizers, and the opportunity to reunite with others in our community.

The presentation starts at 6:30 p.m. and will include a public Q & A for both in-person and livestream attendees. Both the speaker and moderator will be remote. In-person tickets for the general public are $15. There is a $10 suggested donation for non-member livestream attendance (IAF members are registered automatically for all livestreams). This event is free to current students and educators.

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