March 23, 2015

Contact: Jeanine Scaramozzino

Cal Poly to Host April 16 Talk on ‘Cyber CSI: Working to Solve the Data Security Crisis’

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Zachary N. J. Peterson, Cal Poly assistant professor of computer science and a faculty member with the university’s Cybersecurity Center will present “Cyber CSI: Working to Solve the Data Security Crisis” from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday, April 16, in Room 111-C in the Kennedy Library.

Peterson will discuss the security implications of data storage systems and issues with encrypting mobile device data. He will address the challenges of digital forensics, a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

In addition to working at Cal Poly, Peterson is a research associate at the Storage Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and the Security and Privacy Applied Research Lab at the Johns Hopkins University Information Security Institute. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation for research in cybersecurity education.

Cal Poly’s Data Studio at Kennedy Library is hosting the free public event. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Jeanine Scaramozzino at or go to:

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