Carnegie Mellon University
March 03, 2014

Press Release: Experts To Focus on Hackers and Leakers at Carnegie Mellon's Washington Speaker Series

Panel Will Address Analysis of Risk and Cybersecurity Solutions

Contact: Chriss Swaney / 412-268-5776 /

PITTSBURGH—Carnegie Mellon University's James H. Garrett Jr., dean of the College of Engineering and the Thomas Lord Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, will moderate a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss the factors that shape cybersecurity from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 6 at CMU's Washington Speaker Series at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. in Washington, D.C.

The panel discussion, titled "Hackers and Leakers: An Analysis of Risk and Cybersecurity Solutions," will feature:

  • David Brumley, an assistant professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at CMU, with courtesy appointments in the Computer Science Department and Carnegie Mellon CyLab;
  • Larry Clinton, president and chief executive officer of the Internet Security Alliance;
  • Earl Crane, senior principal of Promontory Financial Group, LLC and a former member of the National Security Staff, where he advised the president on cybersecurity;
  • Matthew Scholl, deputy chief of the Computer Security Division in the Information Technology Lab at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; and
  • Christopher Soghoian, a principal technologist for the ACLU Speech, Privacy and Technology Project.

The panel will examine how to best define and mitigate risk and provide observations about the most effective cybersecurity advances.

In addition to the panel, the program will feature keynote speaker Jody Westby, the chief executive officer of Global Cyber Risk, LLC. For the past 20 years, Westby has provided consulting and legal services to clients in the public and private sector in the areas of privacy, security, cybercrime, breach management and IT governance.

CMU's Washington Speaker Series is a nonpartisan forum designed to enhance meaningful exchange among business, government, and research leaders through an exploration of issues at the intersection of policy, technology and innovation. The series is sponsored by the university's College of Engineering, which is recognized as a top 10 engineering school by U.S. News & World Report.

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