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Joe Wells, our chief scientist for security, is speaking at the Information Technology Security Awareness Day at the University of Florida.

The eighth University of Florida Information Technology Security Awareness Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. Nov. 8 in the University of Florida Reitz Student Union Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the office of the interim chief information officer and will be hosted by the UF IT Security Team.

ITSA Day is held annually to provide IT workers from UF, Gainesville and surrounding communities with exposure to current, upcoming and popular security trends. Esteemed experts in specific security fields are chosen as speakers so attendees are educated by a variety of peers and professionals. Bringing IT security awareness to campus IT workers and the community is a significant goal of the UF IT Security Team. ITSA Day will be streamed live and recorded for Internet viewers around the world.

“Each year presents new security challenges and improved ways to protect against them,” said Kathy Bergsma, UF information security manager. “ITSA Day helps keep IT workers informed about current challenges and ways to mitigate them.”

Security experts from the Sunbelt Software, Cisco Systems Inc., Cenzic Inc., Secure Ideas and Forensics Strategy Services LLC will present popular security issues such as Web application security, malware prevention and forensics. ITSA Day is targeted at professional IT workers and others who need to learn current security trends.

ITSA Day is free and open to the public. No advance registration is required. Information about speakers and other details will be updated periodically at

An optional live stream will be available at

Link here.