STEM Café spotlights cyber security

From Heartbleed to cyberbullying to the recent security breaches at Target, the Internet can be a dangerous place for people and data.

At the next STEM Café, Raimund Ege, associate professor in Northern Illinois University Department of Computer Science, will lead a discussion on how computer crime affects our everyday lives, and what we can do to protect ourselves and our data. The event will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Claddagh Irish Pub, 1702 Commons Drive, Geneva.

Ege created NIU’s Cyber Security program and is an active computer science and information security researcher with more than 25 years of experience. He also conducts cyber security webinars for small business owners in conjunction with NIU Springboard.

Learn more about STEM Cafés and other events at www.niu.edu/stem or contact Judith Dymond at jdymond@niu.edu or 815-753-4751.