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General Meeting Basics (starts at 6:30pm) Main Presentation
December 14, 2016
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IoT, IoE, Hyperconvergence and Security
by Maurice Dawson of UMSL
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General Meeting on Wednesday - 14 December 2016
The St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) general meetings are usually on the second Wednesday of each month.

We start the general meeting with a basic session; which may include either simple tutorials, displays of newly discovered web sites, command line wonders, demonstrations of useful applications, amazing graphical packages, major resolution of long standing anomalies, blinking lights, or quantum shifts in both time and space. Then we will have our usual quick welcome, introduction, administrative announcements, and a Questions and Answers Period. After all that, we take a break before our main event.

Basic Session

The basics portion for December will be skipped in order to start our main event as early as possible.

We will not do a tutoral or demonstration; but, will start with short announcements, a mention of our elections in February, quick coverage of important issues, and then any Call for Help during our Question and Answer segment.

Main Event

The main presentation for December will be IoT, IoE, Hyperconvergence and Security by Dr. Maurice Dawson

The Internet of Things (IoT) describes a world in which smart technologies enable objects with a network to communicate with each other and interface with humans effortlessly. This connected world of convenience and technology does not come without its drawbacks, as inter-connectivity implies hack-ability. Security Solutions for Hyper-connectivity and the Internet of Things offers insights from cutting-edge research about the strategies and techniques that can be implemented to protect against cyber-attacks.

UMSL's AITP students are invited so we will not have the tutorial.


Dr. Maurice Dawson is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems (Cyber Security) at the College of Business Administration at University of Missouri- St. Louis with affiliation to the Cyber-security and Information Technology Innovation Lab (CITIL). Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, Visiting Professor at the University of Nairobi, and a Senior Research Fellow at the American Leadership and Policy Foundation (ALPF). Additionally, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor (Honorary) at the University of Tennessee in the College of Engineering within the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Dawson has received two Fulbright Specialist Grants to Russia in 2014 [Project #5824/South Ural State University] and Bangladesh in 2016 [Project #6296/University of Rajshahi]. Dawson served a Visiting Scholar with the University of The Gambia through the International Studies and Programs (ISP) Fellowship awarded in 2014.

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++ Posted 5 December, updated 8 December 2016


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