Introduction and recognition of our June 2012 Military Honoree
Captain Claude A. Rowe (Ret), RAF and U.S. Air Force
Introduction and recognition of our first San Diego ASIS Security Professional of the Month
Eugy Loeza, Post Commander, Centerside II; Universal Protection Services
Presentation by: Eric Frost, Ph. D.
Eric Frost is the Director of the SDSU Viz Centerand Co-Director of the Homeland Security Graduate Program as well as the Center for Information Technology and Infrastructure.
Copy of power point prestentation is forthcoming
His work is focused on the use of geospatial mapping and visualization in Humanitarian Assistance Disaster Relief, especially working with the US military in their efforts to assist globally in difficulties such as responses to hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, fires, landslides, and man-made difficulties. His classical training is in geology and most of his career has been spent teaching people how to find oil and gas as well as understand the extraordinary gift that the Earth is to us. His work in Central Asia countries with remote sensing, visualization, and collaboration has helped focus the Viz Center effort on helping people and governments using cloud computing, fiber optics, remote sensing, sensor networks, and collaboration / social media tools. Many of these same tools with Social Media, cloud computing, smartphones, and Visual Analytics also fit many other worlds for public security as well as International Trade Optimization – linking trade and resulting in enhanced security as a byproduct.
Topic: Potential Cybersecurity Concerns and Opportunities with Social Media in Disaster Response
During many natural and manmade disasters, the public as well as governments are focused on compassionate responses to saving people and reducing suffering and loss of property and economic processes. Another aspect of society has found that these times of disasters are wonderful times to launch criminal activities such as cyber attacks, financial exploitation, and human trafficking. Preparing before disasters or even before events such as high-profile deaths or elections can help ensure that communication and not exploitation occurs.