BU hosts forensics and security conference

For Immediate Release: Jan. 22, 2016

BLOOMSBURG— Bloomsburg University is home to one of the nation’s top digital forensics programs. Digital security experts from around the world, students and others will gather for the inaugural BloomCON Forensics and Security Conference on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5 and 6, in BU’s KUB Ballroom.

According to Philip Polstra, associate professor of mathematical and digital sciences, BloomCON will give high school and college students and other attendees a chance to learn from industry experts in addition to offering networking opportunities with sponsors seeking interns and recent graduates. More than 20 expert speakers, including seven members of BU’s digital forensics faculty, will give presentations at all levels.

Conference admission covers 3D printed badges and other materials, workshops, competitions, a lock pick village, lunch and a networking party featuring Dual Core, an internationally known nerdcore hip-hop duo.

The event is open to the public, and tickets may be purchased online at $25 for university students and $40 for adults. Adult tickets will be available for $50 at the door.

For more information, contact Polstra at ppolstra@bloomu.edu or 570-389-4909

BloomCON is being hosted by the Bloomsburg University Digital Forensics Club, a hub of activity for BU’s 200 undergraduate digital forensics students.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.