2013-11-13 Every Click Leaves a Clue - Patrick Geahan

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department / Chicago Council on Science & Technology meeting

Every Click Leaves a ClueThe Technology & Tactics of the FBI Cyber Crime Division

Speaker: FBI Special Agent Patrick Geahan

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

5:45 pm (Social Hour, light refreshments)

6:30 pm Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)

111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611

Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers) Campus map



Planned Meeting Dates


Admission: Free, General Admission, open to the public

The FBI’s cyber division specializes in all types of cyber-crime investigations, including cyber extortion, financial account takeover, malware distribution, botnet operations, and denial of service attacks.

The Chicago ACM is pleased to bring FBI Special Agent Patrick Geahan to discuss firsthand the FBI’s role in combating cyber threats, and present an overview of the FBI’s Cyber program. SA Geahan will provide a breakdown of the major cyber threats, including the objective of the attackers, the typical attack methodology employed, and some of the resulting impacts.  The threats he will address will include foreign governments, ideologically-motivated attackers, traditional cyber criminals, and mitigation and preparedness recommendations.

Patrick Geahan has been an FBI special agent for nine years. During his tenure, he has worked assignments in national security, violent crime, and computer intrusion. He holds a Bachelor's degree in computer science from Michigan Technological University, and worked in the private sector in network and security operations before joining the FBI.

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to "brown bag" it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.

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