Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Digital Forensics students attend GrrCon

BU students attend GrrCon
About 30 students from Bloomsburg University traveled to GrrCon Cyber Security Summit and Hacker Conference in Grand Rapids, MI on September 6-7, 2018. GrrCON is an information security and hacking conference that provides a venue to bring together the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), the hacker, the security practitioner, and the researcher. In addition to speakers and workshops, there was an expo where students could learn about new products, talk to vendors and drop off a resume for those that would be graduating soon. Bloomsburg also had a team enter the Open Source INTelligence Capture The Flag Contest at GrrCon.

Michael Rumbough, BU digital forensics major, learned about important concepts in the field, "As a Digital Forensics major hoping to go into cyber security, GrrConn I taught me crucial information I can use during my career. I learned about social engineering, a form of hacking which relies heavily on manipulating others to get malware or a virus onto a computer. Knowing about social engineering will help me prepare for a future career in cyber security because it will be a threat I will face during my job."

BU undergrad Lucas Pertschi learned about new careers available in the field. "The talks put on at the conference helped show us what individuals in the field are working on, or what they believe needs to be worked and focused on. They also can open some of our eyes to what sorts of positions we could work in, outside what we may have already heard of through professors or alumni."

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