Information Security and Patient Privacy in the Biopharma Industry

March 13, 2014 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Events, Security 

On Wednesday, 26 March 2014, Spencer Mott will discuss Information Security and Patient Privacy in the Biopharma Industry.  This is a joint meeting of the Buenaventura chapters of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society and IEEE Computer Society.

Abstract

Spencer Mott, Chief Information Security Officer at Amgen will provide a stimulating presentation on information security, patient privacy, and the Biopharma Industry.

About the Speaker

Spencer Mott is Amgen’s Chief Information Security Officer, and Vice President, Information Systems.  Prior to Amgen, Spencer spent six years at Electronic Arts, fifteen years in the Metropolitan Police (London, U.K.), and five years in media and copyright protection for a major film copyright trade association.

Meeting Info

Registration:  No registration is required for this event.  Since this is a joint EMBS/Computer meeting, instead of our usual pizza, we will be offering an optional sit-down buffet-style dinner at 6 PM for $10.

Dinner (optional, $10):  6:00 PM
Hot topics of interest:  6:45 PM
Main presentation:  7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

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Writing Software for Consumers and Employers using LiveCode

October 28, 2013 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Events, Software Development 

On Wednesday, 13 November 2013, Bill Vlahos will discuss Writing Software for Consumers and Employers using LiveCode.

Abstract

Many jobs in the IT field can be greatly enhanced if you know how to write software or scripting. LiveCode is a 4th generation rapid application development environment that works on Macintosh, Windows, and Linux; and can build executable applications for Macintosh, Windows, Linux, iPhones, iPads, and Android.  LiveCode syntax is very English-like and easy to understand, yet it can make very powerful and fast compiled applications.  Bill Vlahos will talk about writing software using LiveCode, and how that can benefit you.

About the Speaker

Bill Vlahos has most recently been IT Manager and Network Manager at AeroVironment for 10 years, and in various IT positions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 13 years before that.  He has written the commercial consumer software application InfoWallet, the LiveCode IDE Task List plugin IcTaskList, and many in-house applications using the LiveCode software development platform.

Meeting Info

Registration:  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Please register to attend.
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/21635

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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FIRST Robotics – High School Robotics Competition – Joint Computer/EMBS/Robotics

April 28, 2013 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Events, Robotics 

On Wednesday, 15 May 2013, the Newbury Park Robotics Club returns to discuss their recent participation in the Los Angeles Regional FIRST Robotics Competition.

Abstract

FIRST is the largest national robotics competitions of it’s kind at the high school level.  Students are given a short 6 weeks to design, build, program, and test a 140lb robot to play a game in cooperation with 3 other robots on a team against another team of 3 robots.  The game, the rules and the robot specifications are different every year.  This year, the game was Ultimate Ascent, which is played by on a flat, 27 x 54 foot field. Each team competes to score as many discs into their goals as they can during a match.

Students get to:
Work alongside mentors who volunteer their time and talents to guide each team.
Build and compete with a robot of their own design.
Learn and use sophisticated software and hardware.
Compete and cooperate in alliances and tournaments.
Earn a chance to compete in the World Championship.
Qualify for over $16 million in college scholarships.

The team will give us a short presentation in the lecture hall, followed (weather permitting) by an extended demonstration and Q&A outside.  This is an excellent opportunity to get kids interested in science and engineering.

Meeting Info

Registration:  Please register to attend.
https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/18455
Since this is a joint Computer/EMBS/Robotics meeting, we will be offering an optional sit-down buffet-style dinner at 6 PM for $10 ($5 for students).

Dinner (optional, $10): 6:00 PM
Presentation only (free): 7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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“Embedded Hacking” Video Available

April 11, 2013 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Hardware, Programming, Security 

The full video of April 10′s presentation from Stuart McClure, Cylance Corp., is now available online.


Format: MP4 Video. Size: 295MB. Runtime: 90 min.

Video not playing? Download file instead.

See presentation and speaker info at the previous post.

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Embedded Hacking – the World of Tiny Things

March 17, 2013 by · Comments Off
Filed under: Computer, Embedded Systems, Events, Security 

On Wednesday, 10 April 2013, Stuart McClure of Cylance, Inc. will discuss the world of embedded systems and how the bad guys will take advantage of this world in the future.

About the Speaker

Stuart McClure, CEO, Cylance Inc.Stuart McClure, is the CEO/President of Cylance, Inc., an elite global security services and products company solving the world’s most difficult security problems for the most critical companies around the globe. Prior to Cylance, Stuart was EVP, Worldwide CTO and General Manager of the Management Business Unit for McAfee/Intel where he was responsible for a nearly $3B consumer and corporate security products business. During his tenure at McAfee Stuart was responsible for the office of the CTO as well as an elite team of security researchers called TRACE that discovered new vulnerabilities and emerging threats focused on embedded and critical infrastructure devices. Before McAfee, Stuart helped run security at the $34B healthcare company in the U.S., Kaiser Permanente. In 1999, Stuart was also the original founder of Foundstone, Inc., a global consulting and products company, which was acquired by McAfee in 2004.

Widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of security, Stuart is one of the industry’s leading authorities in information security today. His first book, “Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets and Solutions” has been translated into over 30 languages, is ranked the #4 computer book ever sold, and is the definitive best-selling computer security book in history. A well-published and acclaimed security visionary, Stuart McClure has over 25 years of profound technical, operational, financial and executive experience. He holds a Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado-Boulder and holds numerous certifications including CNE and CCSE.

Meeting Info

Registration:  Meetings are free and open to the public.
Please register via the IEEE meeting system:  https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/17633

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Location: Richter Auditorium, Ahmanson Science Center, California Lutheran University

Parking:  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots.  Free parking is available in the visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.

Additional maps:  http://www.ieee-bv-cs.org/meetings/

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