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Science on Tap

11.14.2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Worried about how our increasing reliance on cyber technologies makes us vulnerable to attacks on national security? Meet, Drink, and Talk Science during Science on Tap, a new series of programs on hot topics that will affect our everyday lives and the decisions that we make We kickoff with Dr. Scott J. White, Clinical Criminologist, Director of the GW Cybersecurity Program and former Intelligence Officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.  He will lead a discussion on:

  • How a relatively simple error can have devastating consequences in the cyberworld.
  • How engineered threats can circumvent many cybersecurity systems by taking advantage of human error.
  • How our adversaries use psychological manipulation to lead users into performing an action or providing information they otherwise would not do.
  • How creating widespread awareness to change the habits and practices of computer use and online behavior is challenging but the answer to keeping our infrastructure safe.

After a brief presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and share experiences. You’ll walk away with ideas on how best to protect yourself from threats in the digital world. Admission is free, brought to you by Loudoun County Public Library. No registration necessary.


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you 21 or older?