The Sisterhood of Beth David Synagogue will host a Zoom presentation by Jonathan Grier on Wednesday, February 14, at 2 pm. This is a change from the original time in order to accommodate Grier’s schedule. Grier, who was born and raised in Binghamton, will speak about cybersecurity, focusing on how to spot the red flags of phishing and avoid them. Attendees will learn tips for securing data and their identity while browsing the Internet, checking e-mails or conducting other activities online.
The Sisterhood meeting is open to all in the community. The Zoom link will be available to anyone on the Beth David Sisterhood e-mail list or who receives the weekly bulletins from Rabbi Zev Silber. Anyone who does not receive these e-mails should provide their e-mail address by contacting the Beth David Synagogue office at 607-722-1793 or email@example.com before noon on Tuesday, February 13, when messages will be retrieved.
Grier is a nationally recognized expert in cyber security, digital forensics and advanced technology. He is the founder and CEO of Grier Forensics, LLC, which produces advanced cyber technology for national security. Grier Forensics’ technology is used by the United States Air Force, the United States Marine Corps and other organizations to defend their data and networks. Grier has led R&D efforts for the US Air Force Research Laboratory, the Department of Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), the Department of Justice, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the U.S. Marine Corps System Command and private clients. He has also provided training for the National Incident Response Team of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and others.
He is the author or coauthor of more than 12 papers on computer security and forensics, has seven patents awarded or pending, and is a speaker at conferences such as Black Hat and RSA. Grier has been named a Yeshiva University Distinguished Scholar and has lectured on the intersection of halachah with computer science and physics. He is a member of the QL+ Board of Directors and the Cybersecurity Advisory Board of Stillman College. SC Magazine has noted that Grier’s work has “attracted national attention” and called Grier one “of the nation’s leading experts on insider threats.”