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Sept. 13: Carnegie Mellon's Dena Haritos Tsamitis To Participate in International Summit on Cybersecurity

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 / swaney@andrew.cmu.edu

Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon’s Dena Haritos Tsamitis
To Participate in International Summit on Cybersecurity


DenaTsamitisEvent: Carnegie Mellon University’s Dena Haritos Tsamitis (right) will moderate a panel session at The International Student Summit on Cybersecurity and Civil Liberties. The summit is designed to provide an opportunity for 350 regional high school students to engage in dialogue about how cybersecurity issues impact civil liberties like privacy and free speech.
 
Tsamitis, director of CMU’s Information Networking Institute and director of education, training and outreach for Carnegie Mellon CyLab, has created dynamic cyberawareness programs and materials to promote safe and responsible computing to teachers, students and parents. Carnegie Mellon researchers have created the MySecureCyberspace portal to help the public better understand the dangers of surfing the Web.  The portal offers an encyclopedia of terms, relevant articles and tools to combat cyberbullying, identity theft and the dangers of online predators. The MySecureCyberspace game is an interactive game designed for fourth- through sixth-graders that teaches Internet safety and computer security.

When: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Friday Sept. 17 (the panel session will be from 10:30 a.m. to noon)

Where: Cornell High School, 1099 Maple Street, Coraopolis, Pa. 15108.

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