Luncheon Speaker - Thursday - November 16, 2017 - Arizona Inn at 12PM
Topic: Cyber Criminals and the Potential for Cyber War: What’s at Stake? How do we Protect Ourselves and our Country?
The global cyberwar is heating up and the stakes are no longer limited to the virtual world of computers. Our nation’s security and well-being relies on a secure and resilient infrastructure - systems and assets whether physical or virtual. In this talk, Sharon O’Neal will explore various forms of threats and vulnerabilities and the countermeasures that are intended to deter, detect, and disrupt those threats in the face of ever-evolving tactics used by cyber criminals and adversaries.
Speaker: Sharon O’Nealrecently retired as an Engineering Director at Raytheon Missile Systems in Tucson. Before retiring, she was the Software Engineering Center Director for more than 500 multi-disciplined engineers. In 2016, she began preparing for her transition from industry to academia, and has been teaching engineering classes at the University of Arizona, sharing the wealth of her experiences with next generation engineers and help them transition from academia to industry careers. Sharon was the first in her family to earn her college degree, graduating Magna Cum Laude from California State University in 1984 and earned an M.S. in Computer engineering from the University of Southern California in 1991.