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CYBER SECURITY: Attacks and Defenses?

Dr. SriniSampalli 
Professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow
Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA



Workshop Overview

Cyber Security is becoming increasingly important in today’s networked world and is impacting every aspect of society including finance, healthcare, government, education, arts and entertainment. Some of the recent cyber attacks on businesses, financial institutions and government agencies has left entire nations vulnerable and has highlighted the urgent need to protect critical infrastructure. The objective of this workshop is to give the participants an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist in today’s cyber world. The workshop will teach the basic principles of cyber security with the perspective of providing security awareness and its best practices for the real world. It will highlight some of the tools and techniques used by adversaries to gather information and launch intrusions and discuss what we can do to protect ourselves against cyber attacks. It will conclude with a focus on some of the top emerging threats to cyber security.


  • How secure is digital information and critical infrastructure?
  • How do hackers launch cyber attacks?
  • What are some of the current defense mechanisms?
  • Social Engineering: Why are people the weakest link in the security chain?
  • Ransomware: The rising threat in malware
  • Top Eight Emerging Cyber Threats
  • Security Best Practices and Guidelines

Instructor Profile

Dr. Srini Sampalli is a Professor and 3M National Teaching Fellow in the Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, and brings with him nearly 20 years of teaching and research experience in cyber security and emerging cyber technologies. He has successfully led industry-driven research and development projects on protocol 

Benefits to Participants

  • Get an awareness of the threats and vulnerabilities in today’s digital world.
  • Understand the tools and techniques used by hackers.
  • Learn the latest cyber security techniques and protocols.
  • Familiarize with the best practices in cyber security.
  • Get an awareness of the emerging technologies and their cyber security issues.

Who should attend?

The workshop is targeted for audience in a wide range of professions including government, finance, management, healthcare, etc. It is intended for an audience who use computers and networks on a regular basis but do not necessarily have a technical background in computer science. However, people with an IT background who need a refresher course in cyber security will also benefit from the workshop. A working knowledge of computers and applications is required. 

Date and Time

14.00 P.M. TO 17.00 P.M.


Cost: £100

Contact: Mark T Jones