November 2, 2018 Nov. 6: PNNL cyber security researcher to present on internet security and privacy risks
By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, Wash. – Members of the public are invited to attend a presentation by Glenn Fink, a senior cyber security researcher at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, on the topic of the internet and its security and privacy risks at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities.
His presentation, titled “The Internet of Things: A Security and Privacy Perspective,” will focus specifically on the issues that society faces in terms of the internet, the way forward for solutions from research and legislation and what people can do to protect themselves and their family from runaway security and privacy risks.
Fink said devices, ranging from television sets that spy on people to remotely hacked vehicles, all pose different risks and pose different issues that affect everyone in society.
“This presentation presents a real opportunity for those to learn more about how cyber security impacts our daily life, as well as the risks that are associated with different devices and platforms,” said Mohamed Osman, WSU Tri-Cities professor of electrical engineering. “We are thrilled to have Dr. Fink present on our campus on this important topic.”
Fink has worked in areas including computer security, visualization, bio-inspired software design and human-centric computing at PNNL since 2006. He is a lateral thinker who excels in visionary leadership of multidisciplinary teams.
He was the project lead and primary inventor of several technologies including PNNL’s Digital Ants technology, which earned an award for Excellence in Technology Transfer from the Federal Laboratory Consortium in 2018.
The presentation is sponsored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.
For more information, contact Tish Christman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mohamed Osman, WSU Tri-Cities professor of electrical engineering, 509-372-7287, email@example.com
Tish Christman, WSU Tri-Cities School of Engineering and Applied Sciences administrative assistant, 509-372-7683, firstname.lastname@example.org
Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities public relations specialist, 509-372-7333, email@example.com