FBI St. Louis Cyber Squad’s special federal officer Brian Mize will discuss computer system safety Dec. 1 as part of the UMSL’s Business and Breakfast Series.

Computer hackers are a nuisance to everyone. But even more so to companies that could lose not only money but data and secured files.

Chesterfield Detective Brian Mize is currently assigned to the FBI St. Louis Cyber Squad as a special federal officer. Mize specializes in conducting investigations related to computer crime and child exploitation on the Internet. He will discuss “Advanced Persistent Threat Attacks” at 9 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2222 Market Street in St. Louis.

Mize’s discussion will focus on organized intrusion attacks designed to access and steal information from company computer systems. The presentation will include characteristics of Advanced Persistent Threat attacks and the motivation of those who engage in this activity.

It’s part of the monthly Breakfast & Business Series sponsored by The University of Missouri–St. Louis’ College of Business Administration and Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Breakfast and networking will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and a photo identification card is needed to enter the complex. Call 314-516-5883 or e-mail  jane_ferrell@umsl.edu to reserve a spot.

Jen Hatton

Jen Hatton