Dedicated Semester 2016 Events

August

Convocation

Aug. 24 | 10 a.m. | Fontbonne’s Mabee Gymnasium

Featured Speaker: Dr. Neil Richards, Washington University professor of law

Convocation topic: Security, Privacy and Freedom

Scroll through Dr. Richards’ presentation below.

Mobile Device Security

Aug. 29 | 11 a.m. – noon and 4 – 5 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Ryan Hall, Room 419

Featured Speaker: Dr. Guanyu Tian, Fontbonne assistant professor of cyber security

 

September

Security, Privacy and Freedom EXPO

Sept. 13 | 3 – 8:30 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Dunham Student Activity Center

Various presentations will take place on topics such as government surveillance, online privacy and the dualities of terrorism and freedom.

A series of streamed talks about government surveillance, online privacy, and the dualities of terrorism and freedom will be explored. The talks will be played in segments and streamed on multiple screens around the space. The space will be designed to allow small-group interaction after each segment and to visit exhibits set up on the perimeter of the space. These exhibits will allow attendees to explore the issues more deeply and interact with others to explore their own feelings about the issues at hand.

  • 3:00 – 4:00 – Government surveillance talks
  • 4:00 – 4:15 – Group questions and streamed responses
  • 4:15-5:15 – Privacy talks
  • 5:15 – 6:00 – Group questions, food, exhibits
  • 6:00 -7:00 – Terrorism and freedom talk
  • 7:00 – 7:15 – Group questions
  • 7:15 – 7:30 – Final talk and wrap-up
  • 7:30-8:30 – Reception

Open to the public.

 

Panel: Perspectives on Security, Privacy and Freedom in a Complex World

Sept. 22 | 7 – 8 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room

Featured speakers: Dr. Neil Richards, Washington University professor of law; Joseph Albitar, vice president of information security at MasterCard; Brian Gant, federal agent with U.S. Postal Service Inspection Service

Moderator: Dr. Linda Magrath, Fontbonne professor of business

Open to the public.

 

Physical Security Controls & Lock Picking Class

Sept. 26 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Dunham Student Activity Center

Featured presenter: David Vaughn, Lock Pick Village
This event will consist of two features: a presentation on physical security controls covering a broad array of lock enhancement and vulnerability exploitation methods, and a highly interactive demonstration that allows participants to pick locks.

The main goal is to inform attendees of the state of common physical security devices and their inadequacy. People spend millions of dollars each year on security devices and rely on them for the security of their property, such as computers and mobile devices. By informing the public about the vulnerabilities of security devices, and the ways to mitigate them, people will be better informed consumers and, thereby, be safer and better equipped to secure their personal property and belongings adequately.

The presentation and demonstration on physical security controls will cover a broad array of lock enhancement and vulnerability exploitation methods. Common, and some uncommon, lock types will be explored. Their vulnerabilities will be identified and explained in great detail. Methods of re-pinning pin tumbler locks, in order to demonstrate how to take an average common lock and convert it to a much higher security device, will be presented. The last part of the event will be devoted to hands-on demonstrations and the practical application of the techniques covered in the presentation.

Open to the public.

October

CANSec Conference

Oct. 1 – 2 | Fontbonne University campus, various locations

This workshop serves as a forum for presenting research and findings in areas related to computer networking and security. A variety of speakers and researchers will present on the first day. The second day will consist of student team competitions.

 

Citizenfour Documentary Viewing

Oct. 13 | 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room

If you had information that you thought betrayed millions of people’s trust, would you tell someone?

Join us as we watch and discuss CITIZENFOUR, the eye-opening Laura Poitras’ documentary that details how she became one of the first reporters contacted by Edward Snowden as the infamous whistleblower prepared to turn over materials that would reveal the extent of the NSA’s surveillance around the world.

DATE: Thursday, October 13th

  • 4:30 – 5:00: Enjoy pizza and soda
  • 5:00 — 7:00: Watch Citizenfour
  • 7:00 – 7:30: Discuss your impressions and thoughts about Edward Snowden‘s actions and what the released documents revealed

RSVP NEEDED by Tuesday, October 11th at 10 p.m. so we can order enough pizza. RSVP to jtheissen@fontbonne.edu

 

ISACA Breakfast Presentation, The Great Debate: Security vs. Privacy

Oct. 19 | 7:30 – 9 a.m. | Fontbonne’s Dunham Student Activity Center

Featured presenter: David Strom, internationally known expert on networking and communications technologies

This event features a free hot breakfast buffet.

We are living in an era where we run up against trade-offs in our privacy that create greater security risks. Should Apple unlock criminals’ iPhones? Was Snowden a traitor or a patriot? What information should our children divulge on social media? Should our browsing preferences be available to the world? This talk by security expert David Strom, a nationally published author and speaker, will address these and other issues that are at the forefront of the fight between security and privacy.

November

Music Piracy Presentation

Nov. 1 | 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room

Featured presenter: Dr. Rob Romano, Fontbonne director of sports management, interim business department chair

Open to the public.

 

Panel Discussion on Security, Privacy and Freedom from a Historical, Religious and Philosophical Perspective

Nov. 10 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room

Featured panelists: Fontbonne professors Dr. Daryl Wennemann, philosophy; Dr. Jack Luzkow, history; Dr. Brian Matz, religion.

Moderator: Dr. Corinne Wohlford, Fontbonne professor of history

Open to the public.

 

Panel Discussion: International Students’ Perspectives of Security, Privacy and Freedom

Nov. 16 | 4 – 5:30 p.m. | Fontbonne’s Jack C. Taylor Library, Lewis Room

Featured panelists: Fontbonne students from China, India, Saudi Arabia and others

Moderator: Dr. Mary Abkemeier, Fontbonne professor and chair of mathematics and computer science