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IT expert treats students to tales of foiling hackers’ trickery

Eager to absorb an expert's insight (and get class credit for attending), students check in.
Eager to absorb an expert’s insight (and get class credit for attending), students check in.
Matthews shares decades of experience with his audience ...
Matthews shares decades of experience with his audience …
... in a far-reaching discussion of threats and thwarts.
… in a far-reaching discussion of threats and thwarts.
When the voice is this credible, note-taking is a must.
When the voice is this credible, note-taking is a must.
Faculty retiree Lisa Bock, author of several books, returns to campus for a door-prize giveaway of numerous copies.
Faculty retiree Lisa Bock, author of several books, returns to campus for a Halloween door-prize giveaway of numerous copies.

Appropriately invited by Penn College’s Information Security Association, an authority on network intrusion (and subsequent containment) offered a keynote presentation in the Student & Administrative Services Center on Tuesday afternoon. The campus organization arranged for the appearance by Jon Matthews, vice president of digital forensics and incident response for CyberMaxx, in conjunction with October’s designation as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The speaker provided a 45-minute overview of such relevant issues as ransomware and remediation, drawing on a substantial resume that includes U.S. Army counterintelligence work.
Photos by Alexis M. Burrell, student photographer

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