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April 15: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts Expert Panel About Privacy and Security in Nation's Capital


Chriss Swaney                     

Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering Hosts Expert Panel
About Privacy and Security in Nation's Capital

Event: Carnegie Mellon University's Pradeep K. Khosla will moderate a panel session devoted to the technologies and policies associated with privacy and security.

Over the past 16 months "cybercrooks" have infected swaths of PCs inside hundreds of companies, hospitals, universities and government agencies. Khosla, dean of Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering and founder of Carnegie Mellon CyLab, will lead an expert panel in a discussion of privacy and security issues ranging from how companies need to rethink how they do network security to how employees surfing the Internet ought to take pause about ever-growing cyber threats. Carnegie Mellon CyLab, founded in 2003, is one of the largest university-based cybersecurity research and education centers in the United States.

Panel participants include E. Regan Adams, former assistant privacy counsel and counsel of legal and regulatory retention for Goldman Sachs; Lorrie Cranor, an associate professor of computer science and engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon and director of the university's Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory; Reg Foulkes, chief privacy officer for Global Security Solutions; Marc Rotenberg, executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., and an expert on issues related to privacy; and Jody R. Westby, chief executive officer of Global Cyber Risk and an expert in the areas of privacy, information security and cybercrime.

The panel, part of a Washington, D.C., speaker series hosted by Carnegie Mellon's College of Engineering, also will feature guest speaker Earl Crane, chief information architect for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in Washington, D.C. Crane, who earned both his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and a master's of information systems management degree at Carnegie Mellon, is the DHS information security program principal for all issues and questions relating to information security architecture, interoperability and configuration of security features and services within the DHS.

Carnegie Mellon's Washington Speaker Series is a nonpartisan forum designed to stimulate meaningful exchange among business, government and research leaders by exploring issues at the intersection of policy, technology and innovation.  

When: 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23.

Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008