Cyber Security Conference @ UCF

Saturday, March 15, 2014, on UCF Campus (Business Administration Building I, Rm. 119)

Free for students and the general public


Welcome to the registration page for the inaugural Cyber Security Conference @UCF. The event is being organized by UCF Associate Professor Sheau-Dong Lang who leads the UCF Digital Forensics program. This conference will offer valuable safety tips and free CD's of security tools to students as well as local citizens. The conference is sponsored through a donation to UCF Foundation by the chART Magazine’s Publisher Casey Swann (class 83).

8:00 – Continental Breakfast (Croissants, Fruit-filled Danish, Cinnamon Buns, assorted Muffins, coffee, tea, water, orange juice)

8:30 - Welcome – Donald Hale, Director of Gift Planning, UCF Foundation

8:35 - Case Study & Testimonial – Kristen Pratt ’10 and current UCF Student

9:05 - National Security and the Media vs. Individual Privacy: Who's Winning? - Professor & Dean Emeritus Jon Mills of Fredric G. Levin College of Law at the University of Florida

Bio & Abstract

9:45 – Law Enforcement Perspective: A Checklist for Evidence Needed before Contacting Authorities - Sandra Osborne - Digital Forensics Unit of Orange County Sheriffís Office


10:15 - Break

10:30 - Law Enforcement Perspective: UCF Campus Cyber Security issues - Eric Walton, Technology Based Crime Unit, UCF Police Department


10:50 – Security Risks of Mobile Devices and Their Mitigation - Nasa Quba and Kausar Khizra, Forensic Consultants and UCF Alumni

Bio & Abstract

11:30 – Cyber Security & Digital Forensics, UCF's Digital Forensics Program - Dr. Sheau-Dong Lang, Program Coordinator, and Dr. Cliff Zou, Associate Professor, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida

Dr. Zou - Bio & Abstract  Dr. Lang - Bio & Abstract

11:50 – Cyber Defense Tools and Demonstrations - Hack@UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Club at UCF, Club's Faculty Advisor Dr. Tom Nedorost

12:30- Adjourn

Community Awareness and Information: Tables will be set up in the lobby during breaks for each of the presenters as well as the UCF Police, for one-on-one discussions on each of the topics.

  • UCF
  • Orange County Sheriff
  • Hack @ UCF
  • chART Magazine

Presenter: Kausar Khizra

Author Title: Forensic Consultant
Company: Kyrus Tech, Inc.
Speaker Contact Information
Address: 2749 Tally Ho Ave, Orlando FL 32826
Phone number: (407) 409-0312
Email address:

Kausar Khizra is a highly motivated forensic professional. She is a telecom engineer and obtained master's degree in Digital Forensics from University of Central Florida and professional certifications she possesses in the field are C|EH, ACE (AccessData Certified Examiner), AME (AccessData Mobile Examiner) and CompTIA Security+. She is currently working as a Computer Forensic Consultant at Kyrus Tech, Inc. Her academic background and more than two years experience in the telecom sector lead her to produce a white paper on VoIP Forensics. She is also a blogger and active member of UCF Collegiate Cyber Defense Club. She has co-authored articles -- Man In The Middle Attack: Forensics, Windows 8 File History Analysis, From iPhone to Access Point.

Co-presenter: Nasa Quba

Author Title: Forensic Consultant
Company: Kyrus Tech, Inc.
Speaker Contact Information
Address: 2749 Tally Ho Ave, Orlando FL 32826
Phone number: (407) 409-0318
Email address:

Nasa Quba is a forensic consultant and a blogger. She received her B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering and a M.S. in Digital Forensics from University of Central Florida, Orlando. She spent more than 2 years working as a VoIP engineer in a telecom company. She is an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), AccessData Mobile Examiner (AME), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), and CompTIA Security Certified (Security+). She conducted a research on Windows 8 Touch Forensics, which studies various touch artifacts and developed a tool to view handwriting ink data stored in ISF format. She co-authored and published several forensic articles online; namely, Man In The Middle Attack: Forensics, Windows 8 File History Analysis, From iPhone to Access Point. She is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Nasa Quba's LinkedIn profile

Presentation Topic: Security Risks of Mobile Device

The principal objective of this presentation is to talk about the wealth of information we carry on mobile devices and draws attention to the security risks associated with mobile devices mainly smartphones. Also, it covers various mitigation techniques and top security tools.


Author Background

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Jon Mills is Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law, and Director of Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law. He was Dean of the Levin College of Law from 1999 to 2003.

Mr. Mills served in the Florida Legislature for ten years and was Speaker of the House in 1987-1988. His major policy initiatives include water quality and environmental bills, child abuse prevention, high tech development, and the constitutional privacy protections. He served on the historic Constitution Revision Commission and was named its most valuable member. He chaired the drafting committee and was the sponsor of a substantial revision to the education provision of the Florida Constitution.

As an expert on constitutional issues, he has been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post among others. He has appeared on CNN, PBS, NPR, ABC, BBC, and other media. He also produced and moderated an Emmy winning show on the Florida Everglades.

As a lawyer, He has appeared in courts nationwide on issues including voting rights and various constitutional issues. and is of counsel to the nationally prominent firm of Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP. He acted as a Special Assistant State Attorney in the Rolling Murder Case, and an attorney in the Versace Murder Case, and the Dale Earnhardt case representing the privacy right of victims and victims' families. Most recently he represented the family of SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in efforts to block release of video recordings of the Feb. 24, 2010 tragedy. He has been listed in Florida Trend Magazine’s “Legal Elite” as one of the best lawyers in Florida chosen by members of the Bar. In 2010 he was appointed as the Reporter for the American Bar Association Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System.

As a researcher and teacher, he has been a principal investigator and directed major studies attracting over six million dollars in grants on environmental and constitutional issues including international projects in Brazil, Poland, Haiti, and Central America. In addition to teaching at the College of Law, he has taught and lectured in Constitutional Law, International Trade and Environment in Costa Rica, Brazil, the University of Warsaw and Cambridge University. He has authored books, law review articles and reports on environmental issues, voting rights, ethics in government, and constitutional law, the most recent of which, “Privacy: the Lost Right,” was published by Oxford Univ. Press. He is a scuba diver and a licensed pilot. He is married to Beth Mills and they have two daughters, Marguerite and Elizabeth.


A Checklist for Evidence needed and How to get it Before Contacting Authorities: Sandra Osborne

Sandy Osborne is a 24 year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Orlando, Florida. Her tour of duty includes uniform patrol, tactical patrol, community policing, crime scene investigation, sex crimes, child abuse, and currently she is assigned to the digital forensics unit. Digital forensics is a diverse field of scientific study that encompasses a wide variety of disciplines to include cell phones, GPS, tablets, computers, external disk drives, printers, and more. The OCSO lab is currently staffed with three examiners. In 2013, we took in almost 600 devices (over 350 cases) where some type of electronic device was used in the commission of a crime. There is no limit to the ways in which criminals are using technology to facilitate crime. If you carry a smart phone or use a computer, you should familiarize yourself with how to protect yourself and your personal data. If you are a victim of a crime where an electronic device was used, there are ways you can preserve valuable evidence prior to calling the police that will help us in determining the when, where, what, why and how the perpetrator unlawfully accessed your user account or online profile. Here is a list of some of the topics we will discuss:

What is a cybercrime?

How do I know if I am a victim of a cybercrime?

Is cyber bullying a crime?

What evidence do the police need to successfully prosecute the cybercrime criminal?

Mobile Devices – How to screen capture on Android and iOS devices

Facebook Artifacts

Windows 7 and 8 snipping tool – Great for capturing on-screen text and pics on your computer

Mobile Apps – Do they leave a trace?

Can someone tap into my cell phone and follow me around?

What is Cyberstalking?

Kristen Pratt case


Eric Walton

Detective Eric Walton has worked 23 years as a UCF Police Officer and is currently assigned to Criminal Investigations Division. Detective Walton has received training at FLETC (Federal Law Enforcement Training Center), FBI National Academy, and US Secret Service's National Computer Forensic Institute. He is a member of the United States Secret Service ECTF and a member of the USSS National Emergency Response Team.


Dr. Cliff Zou

Dr. Cliff Zou is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in University of Central Florida. He obtained his PhD degree from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2005. His research interests are computer and networking security, network modeling and performance evaluation. He is a Senior member of IEEE.

Talk topic:
research in malware detection and software vulnerability analysis

Dr. Zou will introduce his research work in Internet worm/botnet modeling and detection, fuzzing test to find software vulnerability, and advanced rootkit research


Dr. Sheau-Dong Lang

Dr. Sheau-Dong Lang is an Associate Professor of Computer Science, and Coordinator of MS degree in Digital Forensics, at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. His teaching and research interests include: databases, information storage and retrieval, network security, and digital forensics. He holds the CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner) certification offered by IACIS, and works as a volunteer in the Digital Forensics Unit of Orange County sheriff’s office in Orlando since 2006.

Dr. Lang's presentation title:
Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, and UCF’s MS DF program

The talk will comment on the relationship between Cyber Security and Digital Forensics, a case study of a hacking incident and some digital forensics issues, and UCF’s MS in Digital Forensics Program.