April 28, 2009 - According to experts in the field of information technology, United States information systems are under constant attack nearly every day. California State University, Bakersfield alumnus Paul Schoberg, deputy certifying authority for the United States Navy, will discuss the threat and countermeasures being taken to protect national IT assets. His presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 6 at 4 p.m. in Science III, room 108.
Schoberg will explain the foundation of the federal IT infrastructure, with an emphasis on U.S. Navy systems and networks. He will examine the threat against the federal IT infrastructure and touch upon countermeasures used to protect national IT assets. Schoberg will also share information about career options with the Federal Cyber Corps.
Schoberg began his involvement with computer science in 1973 as an undergraduate student at Moorhead State University in Minnesota. He worked as a computer programmer for several companies and managed data processing for Van Beurden Insurance Services. Schoberg graduated from CSUB in 2001 with a bachelor's of science degree in computer science. He earned a master's degree in computer science with an emphasis in information assurance from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. He joined the Navy in 2003 as a federal civilian employee and was named deputy in 2007.
Schoberg's appearance is part of a series funded by the National Science Foundation whose main purpose is to provide scholarships to science majors.
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