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Central Iowa Section

ISU Student Section

Chair: Greg Long
Vice Chair: Jonathan Sunderland
Treasurer: Ed Neller
Secretary: John Armstrong

February 2017 - Meeting

Thursday, 23 February, 2017

6:30 p.m. - Gathering and FREE Pizza and soda pop
7:00 p.m. - Presentation computers

LOCATION: Coover Hall, ISU
Room 2245 (auditorium)
Ames, IA 50011

PRESENTATION :  Home and Business Security: How to Protect Yourself Without a Cyber Security Staff

Hackers are focused on making money through stealing data, stealing credit cards, or holding your data for ransom. Recent attacks have shown they are getting smarter about how they steal data, or make money. This presentation will look at threats and against people at home or in business and how you can better protect yourself. We will discuss a couple of example data breaches and talk about methods to mitigate data loss under this new threat environment.

This is a joint meeting with the Computer Society and will be hosted by the ISU Student Branch.

SPEAKER : Doug Jacobson

Dr. Jacobson is a University Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Iowa State University and an IEEE Fellow. Dr. Jacobson joined the faculty in 1985 after receiving a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from Iowa State University in 1985. Dr. Jacobson is currently the director of the Iowa State University Information Assurance Center, which has been recognized by the National Security Agency as a charter Center of Academic Excellence for Information Assurance Education. He is also director of the Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE). Dr. Jacobson teaches network security and information warfare. Dr. Jacobson's current funded research is targeted at developing robust conutermeasures for network-based security exploits and large scale attack simulation environments. A few funded projects have led to patents and have been successfully transferred into industry. Dr. Jacobson has received two R&D 100 awards for his security technology and has two patents in the area of computer security. Dr. Jacobson has given over 75 presentations in the area of computer security and has testified in front of the U.S. Senate committee of the Judiciary on security issues associated with peer-to-peer networking

Parking:Available on campus without a permit after 5:30 p.m.
Parking Lot Map

To register via `Vtools', visit  Link to `Meetings' page.
Or RSVP by e-mailing John Armstrong (if you didn't use the `Meetings' link).


From I-35, take the Highway 30 WEST exit(111). Travel West approx. 3.5 miles to the University Boulevard Exit(146), take this and travel North approx. 3 miles THROUGH Lincoln Way, continueing North and then the road bends westward and turns into Pammel Drive. After the 3 miles you should be at the intersection of Pammel Drive and Bissel Road. Turn left and travel South 0.1 mile to the corner of Bissel Road and Osborn Road. This is the NW corner of Coover Hall. Please see the `Parking' section above here for a good parking lot map.

Feel free to bring a guest ! They do not have to be an IEEE member.

National Engineers Week is February 1925. To celebrate E-Week the Science Center of Iowa is presenting an IMAX film titled Dream Big: Engineering Our World. For scheduling information follow this link / :

Future IEEE events -
April, 4 : Science Center of Iowa STEM Festival, SQUISHY Circuits !

Meeting Ideas are needed (& welcomed) for the IEEE Central Iowa Section 
Please e-mail or call one of the officers listed on the Who's Who page

We hope to see you there!

New Chapter Formed in the Central Iowa IEEE Section ! :
Control Systems Society
This was just formed as of 9 May, 2016. Interested Central Iowa Section IEEE members can contact Ratnesh Kumar at for further information.

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