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Monday, April 20 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Securing the Hastily Formed Network: Infosec for Disaster Relief and Emergency Response

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Effectively responding to modern disasters and humanitarian emergencies requires a substantial amount of connectivity. Whether for cloud, social media, GIS, or other critical access, emergency managers increasingly rely upon Internet access as a key service alongside traditional emergency and humanitarian support, such as search and rescue and medical support.

"Hastily Formed Networks" are the networks that are created in the immediate aftermath of a disaster. While they perform vital services, most HFN deployments are significantly lacking in security management and oversight. This talk will discuss HFNs, and the evolution of security on these networks using examples from Hurricane Katrina to the ongoing Ebola Virus crisis in West Africa.

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Rakesh Bharania

Network Consulting Engineer, Cisco Tactical Operations
Rakesh Bharania is the West Coast lead for Cisco Tactical Operations (TACOPS), Cisco’s primary technology response team for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. Additionally, he serves as the chairman for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a recognized... Read More →

Monday April 20, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

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