Informatics Research Seminar: A Cybersecurity Primer for Health Informaticians

 February 20 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Speaker: Michael Shoffner
Presented from Duke University

Broadcast Link: Seminar

 

Abstract:

In the 21st century, we ignore cybersecurity at our own peril. This class offers an introduction to computing security to give the healthcare informatician a grounding in this increasingly crucial subject. The session focuses on conceptual fundamentals rather than technical implementation and includes resources for further study.

Biosketch:

Michael Shoffner is a member of the Data Science group at RENCI, a UNC-based research institute that develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries. He is also a member of the adjunct faculty at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) and a member of the SILS Metadata Research Center team. Previously, he has been a technical architect, a member of an emerging technologies strategy group, and co-founder of an early area Internet technology consultancy with clients in the biomedical and education spaces.

FROM WEB: Michael Shoffner is a member of the Informatics group at RENCI, a UNC-based research institute that develops and deploys advanced technologies to enable research discoveries. His primary role is to lead medical informatics projects and assist collaborators with data-intensive research challenges using his background in software engineering. He also co-chairs the RENCI Data Working Group, which is an institute-wide group that advises on data strategy and investigates and develops data architectures for large scale research-based scientific data challenges. He is also a member of the SILS Metadata Research Center team, where he is involved with metadata related research projects. Previously he has been a technical architect, a member of an emerging technologies strategy group, and co-founder of an early area Internet technology consultancy with clients in the biomedical and education spaces. He co-authored one of the first trade books on the Java programming language and spearheaded the world’s first online radio station simulcast.