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Bridget Clark

The Friends of the Library Host guest lecture “Googling Security: How much does google know about you?”

(SPARKILL, NY, February 15, 2011) – On Tuesday, March 8 at 4:00 p.m., The Friends of the Library of St. Thomas Aquinas College will present a lecture in the Lougheed Library by Dr. Gregory Conti, Director of the Information Technology and Operations Center, United States Military Academy. He will discuss his book Googling Security: How Much Does Google Know about You? and how to protect your privacy.

Dr. Conti is a graduate of West Point with a B.S. in Computer Science. He also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.  He is a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army and an assistant professor of Computer Science at West Point. He recently returned from a tour with Cyber Command in Iraq.

In addition to Googling Security, Dr. Conti has written the book Security Data Visualization and numerous journal articles on data visualization and cyber security. He has been featured in IEEE Security and Privacy magazine, the Communications of the ACM, and IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications magazine. He has spoken at a wide range of academic and hacker conferences, including Black Hat, DEFCON and the Workshop on Visualization for Computer Security (VizSEC).

The Friends of the Library of St. Thomas Aquinas College sponsor lectures in the library by notable speakers from within and outside the College. All Friends’ events are free and open to the community. Community members who are interested in joining The Friends of the Library or participating in Friends activities may contact Ms. Mary Anne Lenk, Director of Library Services, at 845-398-4221or

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located in Sparkill, NY which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The College’s 2,700 full and part time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual degree programs across five divisions: Humanities; Business Administration; Social Sciences; Natural Sciences & Mathematics; and Teacher Education programs. For more information visit



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Sparkill, NY 10976



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