Kevin Chung

Speaking quickly but concisely and occasionally cracking a witty one-liner, Poly senior Kevin Chung gives a presentation on Physical Security to the Cyber Security Club. He explains that to improve security, one needs to understand its flaws as well as its strengths.

“Knowing how to pick a lock doesn’t make you a thief,” Chung insisted.

In fact, he continued, a lock-picker is more likely to fully understand a lock than a locksmith. The same can be said of computer security.

Chung’s presentation took place in the Information Systems and Internet Security laboratory, which he has run for the past two years. The lab is a cybersecurity hub at the Polytechnic School of Engineering. There are about 15 to 20 student-regulars, but they are not the only people who walk into the ISIS lab on a daily basis.

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