IEEE Iowa-Illinois Section and IEEE Iowa-Illinois Computer Society Tech. Talk


Cyberspace: Lessons from the Dark Space to the Brighter Future


Please join IEEE Iowa-Illinois Section and IEEE Iowa-Illinois Computer Society hosted virtual presentation and virtual dinner on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at 5:30 pm.


Cyberspace has been very much part of our well-being. For the most part, cyberspace, with its endless opportunities, has a very positive effect on people's lives. Cybersecurity deals with protection of data such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Protected Health Information (PHI), intellectual property, industry and government information from unauthorized disclosure and accidental destruction.  With increased global connectivity, use of cloud services,  and widespread deployment of Internet of Things (IoT), the risk of potentially successful cyber attacks is ever increasing.  Small businesses are also at greater risk of cybercrimes.  

In this presentation, we review some of the significant risks faced in cyberspace as exemplified by real-life stories and provide a few viewpoints on making cybersecurity a priority for everyone. 

The presentation will be followed by open discussions and a virtual dinner. 

(IEEE membership is not required to attend the event.)


  Date and Time




  • Date: 20 Apr 2022
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 14 March 2022 09:47 AM
  • Ends 15 April 2022 05:30 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


Dr. Binto George Dr. Binto George of Western Illinois University


Dr. Binto George is a tenured Professor in School of Computer Sciences at Western Illinois University.  He is also the partner of CSTrends LLP. Prior to joining WIU, he was an Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University. He completed his Ph.D. at the Indian Institute of Science with a thesis in the area of Secure Transaction Processing.  He has books, book chapters, and a number of research publications to his credit. His work involves mainly developing secure concurrency control and buffer management protocols for multilevel secure real-time database systems.

He was the Principal Investigator of a National Science Foundation (NSF) supported project on Usable Security. He has developed and taught courses on E-Commerce Systems, Network Security and Web Technologies. Besides his work in security, he also has authored a book titled "Artificial Intelligence Simplified -- Understanding Basic Concepts," with Gail Carmichael, published by CSTrends LLP. 

Dr. George is an EC certified ethical hacker and CipherTrace certified examiner. He is also the coordinator of cybersecurity lab in School of Computer Sciences at Western Illinois University.  



5:30pm - 6:15pm  Presentation, Q&A

6:15pm - 7:00pm  Discussion/Virtual Dinner

Event platform and support provided by Cybersecurity Center, School of Computer Sciences, Western Illinois University.