ITSA Day 2010

ITSA Day was held October 27, 2010.

This year’s lineup was packed with powerhouse researchers and experts from Damballa, InGuardians, Secure Ideas, GFI Software, and Verizon Business. We hosted this year’s event in conjunction with Free Your PC hosted by the Florida Free Culture Club. Topics included current trends in cyberwarfare, web client attacks; virtual environment security and more!

Check back for information on next year’s event. ITSA Day is targeted at professional IT workers in education, law enforcement, state and local government, and business. It is a great opportunity to learn more about relevant security topics and network with other IT professionals from the UF, the local community and around the state.


  • Information Technology Security Awareness Day
  • Location: Reitz Union Auditorium, 2nd Floor
  • Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010
  • Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Schedule of Events:

08:30-09:00 Elias Eldayrie, UF CIOVideo
09:00-10:00 Sean Bodmer (Damballa)”Asymmetrical Botnet Attacks: Challenges and Strategies for Countering Cyberwarfare”


10:00-10:30 break, vendor exhibits
10:30-11:30 Brian Jack (GFI/Sunbelt)”Common Sense and Web Threats: Did you really just click on that?”


11:30-01:00 lunch (on your own)
01:00-02:00 Kevin Johnson (Secure Ideas)”Web Clients: An Attacker’s Best Friend”


02:00-02:15 break, vendor exhibits
02:15-03:15 Jimmy Alderson (InGuardians)”Emerging Threats and How They Relate to the Every Day User”


03:15-03:30 break, vendor exhibits
03:30-04:30 Jerry McCarthy (Verizon Business)”Virtualization Security Risks”


4:30pm Drive/Media Destruction Demonstration by SoS

Refreshments for ITSA Day 2010 provided by:

Free Your PC:

Florida Free Culture hosted Free Your PC on the same day from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on the Reitz Union Colonnade. If you’re not familiar with the event, they offer free McAfee anti-virus to anyone affiliated with the university. They also install Firefox and Thunderbird, and offer a plethora of other open source software (Open Office, Pidgin, GIMP, etc.).