Don Shafer

Don Shafer

Don Shafer developed Athens Group's oil and gas practice and leads engineers in delivering software engineering services for exploration, production, and pipeline monitoring systems for clients. An IEEE senior member, he is a software engineering subject matter expert for the Cockrell School of Engineering.

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Don Shafer's Talks
Date    November 8, 2012
Time    55 min
This webinar with Don Shafer presents lessons learned from real world hardware and software technology disasters.
Date    September 24, 2013
Time    76 min
This webinar will bring everyone up to date on today's cloud and what has happened along the way. Will all of us be in the cloud version of the "Trough of Disillusionment"? We shall see!
Date    June 11, 2014
Time    68 min
This webinar will explore the fallout from the success of the Stuxnet virus and why this hyper-sophisticated worm has threatened our automation infrastructure from the laptop to the cloud.
Date    March 26, 2015
Time    52 min
This webinar presents a current look at the malware running loose in the retail sector and will lay out the risks you face and how you can protect yourself.
Date    March 8, 2016
Time    58 min
This webinar highlights the growing importance of cybersecurity in the oil industry, especially after Stuxnet.
Date    July 18, 2017
Time    49 min
Will the Internet of Things and Big Data go the way of 1995’s Information Superhighway? Attend this session and find out.
Date    May 16, 2018
Time    60 min
When did your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and partisan chat rooms become weaponized? Who is doing it and how? This webinar looks at today’s troll farms and explores the impact on you, your economy and your community.
Date    March 19, 2019
Time    55 min
This webinar examines social media troll farms: how we got here, and what the impact is on you
Date    December 6, 2018
Time    54 min
This webinar looks at the top 10 questions you need to answer to get to the “Truth” of IoT. And, then, the top 10 “Dares” you need to accept in order to make the IoT work for you and your organization.
Date    December 11, 2018
Time    48 min
Currently there are 48 active Cryptocurrencies. This webinar will examine the top 5: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, and Cardano. You will take away an understanding of how Blockchain works to add value to these currencies, how they are being used today, and what the future holds.
Date    November 19, 2019
Time    48 min
This webinar provides an AI topology showing which AI tools and techniques work for specific applications.
Date    March 12, 2020
Time    29 min
This webinar introduces the Threat Assessment Topology. Focus is on planning, definition of the project requiring the threat assessment, and preparation necessary to execute the assessment
Date    March 19, 2020
Time    27 min
This webinar further discusses the Threat Assessment Topology and demonstrates how to take the information put together in the planning stage and identify/frame potential threats.
Date    March 26, 2020
Time    28 min
This webinar further explores the Threat Assessment Topology and shows you how to take the identified threats and categorie them into a mitigation framework.
Date    April 7, 2020
Time    28 min
This webinar further explores the Threat Assessment Topology. Once the identification and mitigation phases are complete, we will teach you - in this session - how threats are to be detected.
Date    April 14, 2020
Time    30 min
This webinar further explores our Threat Assessment Topology. After threats have been detected, we will teach you - in this session - how to respond.
Date    April 22, 2020
Time    29 min
This final episode in our Threat Assessment Topology series will cover both the verification and adjustment sub-processes.
Date    September 23, 2020
Time    60 min
Pre COVID-19, we worked internationally and kept in daily contact using video apps. What has changed since January 2020? Find out in this webinar!
Date    November 19, 2020
Time    59 min
This webinar will review the impact that machine learning and AI had on our national COVID19 response.
Date    December 10, 2020
Time    54 min
This webinar examples projects in the North Sea, Azerbaijan, Russia and the West Indies from the perspective of threat identification and response.
Date    December 15, 2020
Time    61 min
In this webinar we will examine how COVID19 has exacerbated how social media and communications can be weaponized by state and non-state actors.
Date    January 28, 2021
Time    61 min
This webinar will look at the DOJ’s relationship to enormous technology companies in order to see what we, as technologists, can learn from history.
Date    April 8, 2021
Time    51 min
This webinar will provide lessons learned from COVID, lessons that you can continue to use in your organizations long after the pandemic.
Date    May 12, 2021
Time    57 min
In this webinar, veteran technologist Don Shafer shares the truths he has gleaned from working at the forefront of the technology industry over many decades.