ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – 500 people with an interest in keeping the cyber world safe and secure will be in St. Louis tomorrow for the third annual SecureWorld Expo.

Attendees of the two-day cyber security conference will attend workshops on topics ranging from encryption to weaponized security to “the morphology of cyber crime.”

Michael O’Gara is the president and founder of SecureWorld. He says recent headlines like the New York Times website being hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army are becoming more and more common as criminals become more sophisticated.

“The local FBI office is going to be doing a session just specifically to that where they’re going to be doing sort of the trends and what they see as coming down the pipe,” he said.

Locally, the credit card and debit card information of 2.4 million Schnucks customers may have been compromised between December 2012 and March 2013. News of the breach broke in April and prompted a class action lawsuit.

St. Louis is one of 14 cities where the regional conferences are held. O’Gara says he wanted cyber security professionals to be able to network and learn without having to travel far.


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