TED X at Oakland

TED Talks are coming to OU Saturday, March 15th, (9:00am – 4:00pm) in 1050 Human Health Building!

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The event is called TEDx Oakland University, where x = independently organized TED event. At the TEDx Oakland University event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Speakers include: Brandon Bernier, Barbara Oakley, Jenenne Whitfield, Terri Orbuch, Rod Rock, Allandra Bulger, Graeme Harper, Eldridge Alexander, Daniel Cho, and Francesca Garippa. More information at tedxoaklanduniversity.com.

Oakland University Cyber Summit 2014

CyberOU hosts a Cyber Summit on Friday, March 7th in the Elliott Hall Auditorium (EH242). Check in and refreshments begin at 9 am and the event runs until 12:40 pm, followed by lunch from 12:40 – 1:40 pm. Confirmed speakers include Michigan’s Chief Security Officer (CSO) Dan Lohrmann and Michigan’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Rodney Davenport. In addition, a panel discussion will be held with Oakland University’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) Theresa Rowe alongside Mr. Dan Lohrman and Mr. Rodney Davenport. Be sure to register for this exciting and informative event as spots will fill up quickly. The theme of the event is centered around what colleges can do to protect their cyber infrastructure, preparing for global cyber attacks, impacts of new threats, and preparation and solutions to address threats.

Join us Monday, March 7th (9:00am – 2:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Register for seating at CyberOU.com/summit

ACM – Google Glass Development Contest

Oakland University students are invited to become Glassware developers!

Identify and develop concepts for game-changing technology in the School of Business Administration’s Google Glass App Development Team Competition launching Feb. 10. Through this Glassware competition, teams are challenged to identify a unique-to-Glass app idea and develop it to proof of concept following the competition guidelines.

Meet with the organization on Monday, February 10th (5:00pm – 6:00pm) in Elliott Hall Auditorium.

Ubertooth One Bluetooth Footprinting

The Ubertooth One is an open source Bluetooth test tool. It is the world’s first affordable Bluetooth monitoring and development platform and it’s also a fully open source product (both hardware and software). Ubertooth can be used for Bluetooth monitoring much like a Pineapple is used for Wi-Fi monitoring. Join us in Elliott Hall for a Bluetooth exploitation seminar and complementary pizza Thu, February 6th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 224 Elliott Hall.

SECS Engineering Day

CyberOU will be on hand to answer questions from potential students and their parents as well as giving lab tours and showing what Oakland University’s Cyber Security Club is all about. High school students considering Oakland University, come to this event to learn about all the exciting opportunities in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. You’ll also hear about some OU basics — like how to apply to the university and receive scholarships and financial aid. Plus, you’ll get a taste of OU’s cuisine with a free lunch. Register for Engineering and Computer Science Day now.

Session Hijacking and How to Remain Secure

Cookie Cadger harnesses the power of the Wireshark suite and Java to provide a fully cross-platform, entirely open-source utility, which can monitor wired Ethernet, insecure Wi-Fi, or load a packet capture file for offline analysis. This software helps identify information leakage from applications that utilize insecure HTTP GET requests. Web providers have started stepping up to the plate since Firesheep was released in 2010. Today, most major websites can provide SSL/TLS during all transactions, preventing cookie data from leaking over wired Ethernet or insecure Wi-Fi. But the fact remains that Firesheep was more of a toy than a tool. Cookie Cadger is the first open-source pen-testing tool ever made for intercepting and replaying specific insecure HTTP GET requests into a browser.

Join us for a live demonstration, and free cookies!
Thu, January 30th (12:00pm – 1:00pm) in 203 Dodge Hall.

Wolfgang Goerlich: The Robot Apocalypse (Exploring Software Security Flaws)

Join us Thursday, November 21st in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering from 11:30am – 1:00 pm for a presentation from Wolfgang Goerlich. Lunch will be served at 11:30 am with the presentation beginning at 12:00 pm. Goerlich is currently the Vice President of Consulting Services at VioPoint Inc., and formally the information systems and security manager for Munder Capital Management, a Michigan-based financial institution. As a synopsis, the robots are coming to kill us all. That, or the zombies. One way or the other, humanity stands on the brink. While many talks have focused on surviving the zombie apocalypse, few have given us insights into how to handle the killer robots. This talk seeks to fill that void. By exploring software security flaws and vulnerabilities, we will learn ways to bypass access controls, extract valuable information, and cheat death. Should the unthinkable happen and the apocalypse not come, the information learned in this session can also be applied to protecting less-than-lethal software. At the end of the day, survival is all about the software.

Encryption Talk

Join CyberOU in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering on Thursday, November 14th from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm when we host an event on Encryption. Topics explored include Tor – free software for enabling online anonymity, TrueCrypt – free open-source encryption software, and Steganography – an art and science of encoding hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message.

Auto-Owners Insurance IT Security Talk

Join us Thurday November 7, 11:30am – 2:00pm in the Elliot Hall Auditorium for an exciting presentation on IT security by Auto-Owners Insurance company. Special guests Erin McLaughlin from HR & Rich Ferrini, Director in their IT Security Department Talk will be sharing valuable information about the industry. This is a great event for students to network and learn about career opportunities with Auto-Owners insurance.

Bitcoin Discussion

CyberOU will host a talk on Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency where the creation and transfer of bitcoins is based on an open-source cryptographic protocol that is independent of any central authority. The discussion will analyze the various principles behind the digital trade, and also how this new type of currency could affect our government. This event is scheduled for Thursday, October 24 at 12:00pm in 203 Dodge Hall of Engineering.