The Private Sector and Government's Role in Protecting the Homeland's Cyberspace


One-day Conference with Distinguished Guest Speakers and Digital Forensics Lab


Studio Theatre Concourse
Public Affairs Center, 1st Floor
Conference Room C/D
University of Illinois Springfield


Friday, March 13, 2015
Check in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Conference Registration required by March 11


$42 on or before February 28
$55 March 1 - March 7
$75 on or after March 8


Computer Science Department,
University of Illinois at Springfield

Center for Systems Security & Information Assurance

InfraGard Springfield Members Alliance

About the Theme:

2014 was the worst year in history for data breaches, with four out of the ten largest breaches ever recorded resulting in the exposure of over 822 million personal records. The Target Breach, which began this trend at the end of 2013, may alone have compromised the data of as many as 110 million Americans, or roughly one - third of the nation’s population.

Government officials, distinguished cyber security experts, and businesses all agree that this rise in malicious cyber activity is but a precursor to what lies ahead – that cyber warfare is the top threat facing the United States today. The enemy is in our backyard, and with breaches typically going undetected for months, it’s safe to assume this threat has been lurking there for some time.

What role can you assume to help protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from this growing cyber threat? How can you benefit from lessons learned by businesses and other victims of targeted attacks? What steps is the nation taking to keep us safe from foreign and domestic threat agents?

Join us and arm yourself with the knowledge, techniques, and tools you need to defend your cyber backyard.

Conference Chair

Janis Rose
UIS Computer Science Department
InfraGard Springfield Members Alliance, President