OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

CEO to discuss computer fraud and how to stop it

10/21/2010

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Greg Pierson, founder & CEO of iovation Inc., is the next speaker in Oregon State University’s Entrepreneur in Residence lecture series.

His free, public lecture begins at noon on Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Construction & Engineering Auditorium at OSU’s LaSells Stewart Center. Pierson’s talk is titled, “How do you Stop 100,000 Computer Frauds a Day?”

Pierson says he is committed to helping make the Internet a safer place for individuals to conduct business and interact with each other. In 2004, he started the company iovation and invented “device reputation” – a way for businesses to identify hackers and thieves on their websites and keep them out for good. Today iovation stops 100,000 online fraudulent activities every day.

In his talk, Pierson will share what kind of fraud and abuse iovation stops, how they do it and why it is important to businesses and consumers.

In addition to the public lecture, Pierson will be at a faculty luncheon at 1:30 p.m. and talk with students as part of a fireside chat at 3 p.m. To RSVP for either of those faculty or student events, e-mail mary.mckillop@bus.oregonstate.edu or call 541-713-8044.

The talk is sponsored by the Austin Entrepreneurship Program and the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at OSU.