The remainder of the spring lineup of the NYS Writers Institute has been postponed due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
7:30 p.m. - Conversation/Q&A at Page Hall, 135 Western Ave., University at Albany Downtown Campus. See map
NOTE: An informal craft talk will take place earlier that same day at 4:15 p.m. in the Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Albany NY 12222. See map.
Both events free and open to the public.
Andy Greenberg is the author of Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers (2019). The Los Angeles Times said, “Sandworm is much more than a true-life techno-thriller. It's a tour through a realm that is both invisible and critical to the daily lives of every person alive in the 21st century.”
An award-winning senior writer for Wired, Greenberg covers security, privacy, information freedom, and hacker culture. His previous book, This Machine Kills Secrets (2012), was a New York Times Editor’s Choice.
Greenberg's July 2015 article in Wired about Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek's Jeep hack resulted in the recall of 1.4 million vehicles by Chrysler. On the day of the article's publication, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate seeking standards to protect cars against digital hacks.
Cosponsored by the University at Albany’s College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity (CEHC), the first college of its kind in the nation, and a launch pad for the next generation of cybersecurity professionals. Studies have indicated a need for 1.8 million new cybersecurity experts worldwide by 2022.
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