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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

Anatomy of a Malware Attack

Monday, October 28, 2013

Have you ever wondered exactly how a virus, worm, or other malicious software (also termed “malware”) might infect your computer or mobile device?

Chester Wisniewski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, will give a step-by-step live demonstration of how a malware attack works, based on extensive research and analysis done at SophosLabs.


Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 1:00-4:00
Location: UW Tower Auditorium

Session 1
Introduction: Trends in the Malware Threat Landscape
1:00-2:15 pm
Suitable for anyone interested in how a cybercriminal can target devices, personal data, and UW institutional information.

Session 2
Lecture and Demo: How Malware Threats Actually Work
2:30-4:00 pm
Suitable for a technical audience, but anyone interested may attend.

An RSVP is required to attend this event.

  • RSVP to by Wednesday, October 23, at noon.
  • Identify if you would like to attend Session 1, Session 2, or both.
  • Seating is limited, so RSVP soon!

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