Dr. Valeriano Concludes Monday Night Speaker Series

On April 8, 2013 Menlo College welcomed Brandon Valeriano, Ph.D., from the University of Glasgow as the final presenter for this semester’s Monday Night Speakers Series. Dr. Valeriano discussed cyberwar and cyber fear and stressed caution when faced with phishing emails, he also suggested regular updates to software and computers to avoid falling victim to hackers and cyber terrorists.

“Dr. Valeriano made a compelling case for being more vigilant about our own computers and our own information,” said Melissa Michelson, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science at Menlo, who helped organize the event. “If everyone was more careful, the already minimal threat of cyberterrorism and hacking would be even smaller. It was a great reminder of how we need to take simple steps to protect ourselves, rather than counting on James Bond to save us.”