April 23, 2019 (TUE) 2:00 PM
Speaker: David Daniels-Watanabe, special agent (FBI)
All are welcome. SET credit available.
Hosted by Prof. Don Seaton, Dept of Social Science
SA David Daniels-Watanabe is a Special Agent detailed the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group’s and is a profiler at the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), Cyber Behavioral Analysis Center (CBAC) where he supports the FBI’s cyber mission by providing behavioral insight into known and unknown cyber adversaries. This work ranges from examination of human behavior and motivations that impact national security or criminal computer intrusion investigations, as well as understanding the confluence of violent criminal behavior and the digital/cyber behavior related to the violent crime.
Prior to his time in the BAU CBAC, SA Daniels-Watanabe was detailed to the FBI’s Washington Field office. During this assignment he investigated complex and high-profile malicious digital attacks by actors motivated by financial or vindictive motives, “hacktivism”, or furtherance of the goals of a nation state.
SA Daniels-Watanabe is one of the “plank-holding” founding members of the National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force as the Department of State’s representative to the multi-agency collaboration, where he participated in several global cyber investigative efforts and furthered international cooperation on cyber matters.
SA Daniels-Watanabe is a member of the Department of State’s Cyber Threat Analysis Division. Prior to this assignment, he spent 2 years at the New York Field office of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.
Before becoming an agent, he was a computer forensic investigator for T-Mobile.
Brandi Wolfe and Wyatt Crawford, Cyber Security Specialists from Ethical Intruder will be holding a lecture on Wednesday, April 10th from 4:30 – 5:30 pm in the Wheatley Atrium.
This is a Top Secret Colonials sponsored event. Students will receive one (1) hour of SET credit for attending. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please read below for information on the presentation and speakers.
Title: Ethical Hacking – Thinking Like a Penetration Tester
Overview: Hackers have an offensive mindset and approach security in a very different way. It begins by realizing that all hacks come from taking technology that is intended to work in a specific way and getting the technology to produce unintended results. The discussion will cover the mindset and process for performing a penetration test.
Ethical Intruder is a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Cyber Security firm. Ethical Intruder was formed with personnel from security, software engineering and product design backgrounds. They provide security evaluations to assess technical environments and help organizations to build Cyber Security roadmaps aligned with their business or compliance requirements. Their clients are across a broad range of industries including Health IT, Finance and Department of Defense.
will be visiting with us on Wednesday, April 3rd at 4:45pm in the Wheatley Atrium
. SET credit will be given to all participants as well as pizza, drinks and Pega
Come and learn about this software development company that develops digital process automation, customer relationship management, and business process management software. Highmark and PNC, among others, are clients of Pega. Pega will also have hiring representatives from their clients in the Pittsburgh area.
In the Fall 2019 semester, all students taking INFS3221 (Advanced Systems Analysis and Design) course will be using the Pega tool throughout the course. This will give you experience with a tool used widely in industry.
Please stop by the Atrium!