National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk is Feb. 18

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National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk Features Lewis Professor

Published: February 15, 2016.

The Feb. 18 National Centers of Academic Excellence Tech Talk series will feature Dr. Safwan Omari, assistant professor of Management Information Systems.

“Web Attack Threat Analysis-Experiences with Glastopf Honeypot Deployment” will begin online at 1 p.m. CST. The presentation is free and open to the public. Visit and log in as a “guest” to access the online event.

Omari’s presentation is set to cover the use of honeypots for collection and analysis of cyber attacks. The honeypot is based on Glastopf, a web-based system that exposes several thousand vulnerabilities. During the one-month deployment, more than 2,000 attacks have been collected including a handful of malicious payloads.

The Lewis University College of Business offers a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems and a bachelor’s degree in Information Security and Risk Management. Courses in the Computer Information Systems and Information Security majors are hands-on and focus on providing skills that are in high demand. Students have the option to complete their coursework, assignments and projects online using the redesigned VMware CloudLab. Scholarships, internships, job opportunities, alumni news and news articles are posted regularly on MIS Department’s Facebook page.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 7,000 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit for further information.

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