Robocall expert to deliver Cybersecurity Awareness Month keynote Oct. 6

In celebration of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, the Office of Information Technology will sponsor “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart” to increase the awareness and prevention of security threats.

Brad Reaves
Brad Reaves

Brad Reaves, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab at NC State, will present the keynote address, “Who’s Calling? Understanding the Scourge of Robocalls,” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 online.

Telephone subscribers in the U.S. are inundated by frequent unsolicited calls known as robocalls, and this is arguably one of the greatest cybersecurity issues facing people today. In this talk, Reaves will explain how and why the robocall problem became so significant, how NC State research reveals how these robocallers operate, and what is being done to put an end to the problem. To register, visit REPORTER. This event is free and open to the public.

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Attend each event to win great prizes, including an Apple Watch, an Android 4G phone tablet, wireless waterproof Bluetooth speakers, and NC State Wolfpack face masks. For more information, see NC State’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2021 website.