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June 12th, 2020 meeting

Fri, Jun. 12, 2020 2:00pm — 4:00pm

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June 12th, 2020


2:00pm to 4:00pm (PST)


Zoom Online meeting

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Security Lessons from CoVID-19


Rob Slade (M. Sc.)




Lessons, or reminders, of important information security concepts which have been pointed out by the CoVID-19 pandemic crisis. Using the SARS-CoV-2/CoVID-19 pandemic as a giant case study, and structured by the domains of information security, this looks at security aspects of the crisis, pointing out specific security fundamentals where social, medical, or business response to the crisis failed, or needed to make specific use of those concepts.  For the most part, these lessons are simply reminders of factors that get neglected during times of non-crisis, and particularly point out the importance of advance planning and resilience in systems and business.




Rob Slade is so *fever*ishly excited about *cough*ing up this presentation that he can practically *smell* it.  (Well, no.  He can’t.)  Given the current haircut situation, he may have to change nicknames from "Grandpa Rob" to "Santa Rob."
More information than anyone would wish to know about him is available at
It is next to impossible to get him to take “bio” writing seriously (especially with his death so imminent) but you can try at




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