[Dclug] DC ACM Lecture, Monday February 9th: Dr. Hal Berghel, "The Art and Practice of Internet Forensics"
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The Washington DC Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery,
with support from the Washington Academy of Science, is proud to present
the February 2009 lecture.
Speaker: Dr. Hal Berghel
Topic: The Art and Practice of Internet Forensics
For the past decade, Internet Forensics has been subsumed under the
rubric of Computer Forensics. Typically, Internet forensics is buried in
the latter chapters of Computer Forensics books - usually between "the
Criminal Justice System" and "Conclusion". In this talk, Dr. Berghel
will show why Internet Forensics should be considered an art in its own
right. While Computer Forensics is older and more mature, it is a very
different activity requiring very different skills. Internet Forensics
is more about eternal vigilance than search-and-seizure.
Several aspects of Internet Forensics will be discussed, including
packet crafting, Denial of Service attacks, stimulus-response theory,
malware, packet analysis, intrusion detection, fragmentation theory, and
protocol bending, to name but a few.
Familiarity with TCP/IP and basic packet analysis will enhance the
Dr. Berghel is currently Professor and Director of the School of
Informatics and Associate Dean of the Howard R. Hughes College of
Engineering. He is also Director or the Center of CyberSecurity
Research and the Identity Theft and Financial Fraud Research and
Operations Center. He has held a variety of research and administrative
positions in industry and academia during his twenty-five year career in
computing. His current research focuses on Internet security and
forensics, cyberpublishing, and electronic information management. He is
a widely published author, columnist, educator, university
administrator, keynote speaker, and talk show guest. His consultancy,
Berghel.Net, specializes in security and risk management for government
Berghel founded and chaired the ACM Technology Outreach Program
(1993-2003), the Electronic Communities Committee (1995-7), served on
the ACM Publications Board (1992-2000, 2001-2003), and as Vice Chair of
the ACM Local Activities Board and Member Activities Board (1993-2003).
Berghel also contributed extensively to the early ACM.ORG Web content
with sites such as the Graduate Assistantship Directory, ACM Timeline of
Computing, Technology Outreach Program interactive Website, ACM online
Gaming, and so forth, some of which still remains online over a decade
Berghel has been selected as ACM Outstanding Lecturer of the Year four
times and has also been twice selected as an IEEE Computer Society
Distinguished Visitor. His awards and recognition's include the ACM
Distinguished Service Award and the ACM Outstanding Contribution Award.
He is a Fellow of both the ACM and IEEE.
Monday, February 9th 2009 7:30pm to 9:00pm
American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2nd Floor Conference Room
1200 New York Avenue NW
(entrance is on 12th Street)
Near Metro Center
This lecture is free and open to the public. ACM membership is not
required to attend.
Chair, DC ACM
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