cybersecurity

Smith School Hosts Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity

The Fourth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems & Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, held on May 23, 2007 at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, brought together experts and industry professionals from around the globe to discuss risk management issues related to information security.

Infusing Accounting, Economics in the Cybersecurity Curriculum

Smith School of Business Professor Lawrence A. Gordon recently co-developed a formula to determine how much a company should invest in cybersecurity. Now, he targets University of Maryland honors students with this innovation.

His course, Accounting and Economic Aspects of Cybersecurity, introduces financial management principles to a discipline grounded in computer science and engineering.

Smith School Hosts Federal, State, Industry Leaders in Cybersecurity Forum

Each day, Google Maps transfers so much data it is measured in petabytes (that’s a digit with 15 zeros behind it). And that’s just the Maps platform of the Internet giant. With all of this data being transferred through cyberspace, security is a big issue. According to experts the focus should be on securing entire platforms, rather than individual servers with applications, to really secure the flow of data in the cyber supply chain.

Experts Weigh Cyber Threats to Critical Infrastructure

Could hackers have disrupted HealthCare.gov’s opening week, when 3.72 million visitors were attempting to register? 

"Possibly," says computer forensic analyst Rebecca Mercuri, PhD. The launch was ripe for attack in an atmosphere of intense social and political opposition. “But we’ll probably never know.” 

Nonetheless, there’s a lesson in the importance of "cyber-securing" critical infrastructure for policymakers to take away, said Mercuri, founding president of New Jersey-based Notable Software, Inc. 

Smith School to Host Eighth Annual Cybersecurity Forum

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the School of Public Policy is pleased to present the Eighth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. The forum is intended to encourage the exchange of ideas among a small group of researchers and executives who share a common interest in issues related to financial information systems and cybersecurity.

UMD Smith School of Business Cybersecurity Experts Win Major Homeland Security Grant

College Park, Md. – November 14, 2012 – World-leading cybersecurity researchers at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business won a significant grant from the Department of Homeland Security to develop economic models for cybersecurity investments. Professors Lawrence Gordon and Martin Loeb – along with colleague William Lucyshyn from the School of Public Policy -- received one of just 34 contracts awarded to 29 academic and research institutions for research and development of solutions to cybersecurity challenges.

Smith School to Host Ninth Annual Cybersecurity Forum

The University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business in partnership with the School of Public Policy is pleased to present the Ninth Annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 16, 2013. The forum is intended to encourage the exchange of ideas among a small group of researchers and executives who share a common interest in issues related to financial information systems and cybersecurity.

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