June 15th, 2012 – CyberWarfare: An Introduction

Abstract: This talk will address the following questions among others. What is Cyber Warfare? Is it really a form of warfare? How does it differ from the other sorts of digital chaos that threaten to engulf our world? What are the differences between kinetic warfare and digital warfare? To what extent do these two types of warfare influence each other? How does Clausewitz’s definition: “War is the continuation of policy by other means” relate to cyber warfare? What are some recent examples of cyber warfare? Can cyber warfare replace kinetic warfare and to what extent? How is US military strategy factoring in the cyber threat? Who are the major players in cyber warfare? How effective is cyber warfare? How vulnerable is the United States? What can the average citizen do in the face of cyber threats of all type? How can the average citizen get some sense of what is happening in cyber space?

DATE: Friday, June 15th, 2012 at 7:30 AM
LOCATION: Bangor Public Library, Lecture Hall
SPEAKER: Dr. George Markowsky, Associate Director and Professor of Computer Science,  School of Computing and Information Science, University of Maine

Dr. George Markowsky

About the Speaker: George Markowsky holds a PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University and is very active in cybersecurity at the University of Maine. He coached the UMaine Cyber Defense Team to a third place finish at the 2012 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition and runs a Cybersecurity Education Workshop and Tutorial at the Annual World Congress of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Applied Computing held every summer in Las Vegas. He has given tutorials on cybsercurity tools and strategies for dealing with cyber attacks.