How and why do governments “hack”?
At the salon on May 25th, Jeff Schafer, a 16 year federal cybersecurity analyst and ex-Army signals intelligence analyst, will make a presentation on how governments across the world have used covert cyber operations to further political goals as well as major breaches in security that have allowed critical information to leak to 3rd parties. He’ll cover recent breaches, such as the OPM/DOI hack, CIA/NSA tools leaked to the public, Iranian Nuclear hack, and then focus on Russian cybersecurity operations against the United States including their social media infiltration during the 2016 elections.
Jeff served in the Army as an electronic warfare signals intelligence crypto-analyst/Korean linguist, a government intelligence systems contractor in Kosovo during wartime operations and later as a federal employee supporting the military police in Germany. He currently works for IBM as a cyber security consultant supporting US government federal agencies. Jeff is a member of the FBI Infragard and has multiple security certifications including Certified Ethical Hacking (CEH), Certified Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) and Certified Penetration Tester (GPEN).
Salon duc Tape, a public forum sponsored by the Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN), meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month from 7:00 — 9:00 p.m. at the FoCo Café, which is located at 225 Maple Street. Light refreshments will be available. The formal program will begin at 7:10. For more information, email FCCAN, or call us at 419-8944.