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‘Cyber Security’ Technology Talk

Steps to Protect Critical Infrastructure Systems From Attack

Oct. 24, 2012

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Ron Williamson of Raytheon Network Centric Systems

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"Urgent Issues in Cyber Security: Energy Surety for Critical Infrastructure Systems" is the focus of a Nov. 8 talk by industry expert Ron Williamson at Cal State Fullerton's College of Engineering and Computer Science Technology Breakfast. The event is open to the public and is presented by ECS Affiliates.


Ron Williamson, senior engineering fellow at Raytheon Network Centric Systems, has more than 30 years of experience in aerospace and commercial systems and software engineering. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Maryland, College Park Graduate School. He earned bachelor's and master's degrees from UCLA, where he studied computer science and mathematics, and a doctorate in computer science from USC.


Thursday, Nov. 8
7:30-9:30 a.m.


Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
2932 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, 92831


The U.S. economy, government and society increasingly rely on digital infrastructures and complex systems to function. Williamson will present strategies to protect critical infrastructure systems against cyber attacks. He will discuss how computer-based energy surety is the common link in the protection of U.S. critical infrastructures, such as water, healthcare, transportation, banking, the Internet and communications. While vulnerabilities exist in every computer and communication network, steps can be taken to protect the grid system to achieve a resilient energy grid, according to Williamson.


Reservations are required. Call 657-278-3362 or visit the college website.


$10 for community members, free for ECS Affiliates, CSUF students, alumni, faculty and staff.


KOR Electronics and Kevin M. Carnino, president and CEO, sponsor the ECS Affiliates Technology Breakfast Series. KOR is a charter member of the ECS Affiliates, and Carnino serves on the ECS College Leadership Council.

Media Contacts:

Hart Roussel, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 657-278-5429, 714-307-5370

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027



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