SALISBURY, Md. - Internationally recognized cybersecurity expert Kenneth Geers of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) discusses "The Art of Cyber War" on Thursday, November 29, at Salisbury University. The discussion will begin at is 7PM in Perdue Hall's Bennett Family Auditorium.
Geers is a computer investigations and operations analyst and cyber expert with NCIS. His career with the Department of Defense also includes work at the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, a nuclear arms control support team, the John F. Kennedy Assassination Review Board, and the U.S. embassy in Brussels, Belgium.
His talk explores cyberspace as a new domain of warfare, with computers as both a weapon and a target. The lecture supports SU's focus on cybersecurity education, including a new collaborative B.S.-to-M.S. program with the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia.
A French and Russian linguist, Geers was the first U.S. representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence in Estonia. Widely published on the relationship between information technology and national security, he is author of the book Strategic Cyber Security.
The talk is free and the public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.