Augusta University to host two cybersecurity conferences in September

Published: Sep. 14, 2017 at 1:15 PM EDT
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Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Technology experts are at Augusta University today and tommorrow.

Cybersecurity experts, according to a press release, will make their way to Augusta University’s campus Friday and Saturday for two major conferences, discussing the latest trends in cyberattack and cyber defense.

The Security Onion Conference will take place until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Jaguar Student Activities Center ballroom on the Summerville Campus.

BSidesAugusta 2017 will take place 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 16, at J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons on the Health Sciences

The Security Onion Conference 2017 will help participants better understand and use Security Onion, which is a free software used for network security monitoring and intrusion detection, according to Augusta officials. The software, created by an Augusta University alumnus, has been downloaded more than 450,000 times worldwide.

BSidesAugusta 2017 will gather cybersecurity experts from across the globe to discuss the next big thing in cyberattack and cyberdefense strategies. In its fifth year, the conference will include keynote presentations from Russ McRee, senior director of Microsoft’s cyber defense team, and Jake Williams, founder and president of cybersecurity company Rendition Infosec. BSides is a global network of cybersecurity experts who create cyber events in their communities to offer strategies to help people protect their identity online. BSidesAugusta is among the largest Security BSides events in the world.