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20 February 2019

Computer hacking in action!

Speaker: Colin McLean, Lecturer in Ethical Hacking, Abertay University

Category: LOCAL EVENT

Attend this event to learn more on ethical hacking.

Most computer users know not to click on bad links, open unknown e-mail attachments and know that they should update their operating systems and applications when these become available.  What is less understood is what can happen if the user does not heed this advice!

In the safety of the Ethical Hacking lab, staff and students from the Ethical Hacking degree at Abertay University will use scenarios to illustrate the possible consequences of failing to undertake these simple security measures.

With the aid of two projectors, the demos will illustrate how a hacker can (amongst other things) record your webcam and your microphone, steal your personal documents and record everything you type. Possible worst-case scenarios of financial theft and bribery will also be demonstrated and discussed.

The session will finish with a summary of the countermeasures.

Speaker Details:

Colin McLean is a Lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University and trained in Internal and External Penetration tester. In 2006, Colin developed the BSc in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University – the world’s first undergraduate degree with the word “hacking” in the title. In 2016, Colin was listed in the Top 100 people driving the digital agenda in Scotland by Holyrood magazine.

Booking Information

Date Location Price
20 February 2019 - 18:00 Abertay University, Dundee DD1 1HG Price: GBP 0.00

Computer hacking in action!

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Location: 
Abertay University, Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG

Date:
Wednesday 20th February 2019 

Timings:
6pm registration and refreshments
6.30pm Presentation and Q&A
8.30pm close (approx.)

Cost:
Free to attend

Location: 
Abertay University, Bell St, Dundee DD1 1HG
Date:
Wednesday 20th February 2019 
Timings:
6pm registration and refreshments
6.30pm Presentation and Q&A
8.30pm close (approx.)
Cost: Free to attend