Founder of The Cyber Education Foundation headlines BloomCON

BLOOMSBURG—Mike Daugherty will present “Cybercriminals, Politicians, and Bureaucrats: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” at the Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania BloomCON conference on Saturday, March 30, at 9 a.m. in the Hartline Science Center auditorium. Daugherty’s lecture is free to the public, but tickets must be ordered online as spots are limited. Tickets are available at http://bloomcon.cc.

BloomCON is Bloomsburg University’s annual digital forensics, cybersecurity, and hacking conference. The conference hosts a variety of speakers and features unique workshops and cybersecurity challenges.

Daugherty is the CEO of LabMD, a cancer testing laboratory, and founder of The Cyber Education Foundation. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Daugherty was a surgical healthcare entrepreneur for over twenty years, marketing implantable medical devices. He has spent most of the last decade defending his company against charges of deficient cybersecurity practices.

Daugherty records the early years of his entering and fighting Washington, D.C. in his book “The Devil Inside the Beltway.” He has become the only litigant to challenge the basic authority that underlies more than 200 enforcement actions relating to cybersecurity and online privacy that the FTC has brought over the past 15 years. Every one of the 200+ litigants before him— including some of the largest companies in the world— have settled with the FTC, creating an unquestioned and untested belief that the FTC has broad authority to regulate in these areas.

Daugherty toppled key pillars of the FTC’s cybersecurity and online privacy structure in June 2018 successfully exposing and challenging the Administrative State. He is committed to our Founding Fathers’ principles regarding the separation of powers, so he demands fair notice, due process, and accountability. Daugherty seeks to educate and demonstrate how these principles are sorely lacking in D.C. today. Signed copies of his book will be available.

For more information, contact Dr. Phil Polstra at ppolstra@bloomu.edu.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.