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Annual Cybersecurity Forum Slated for Jan. 10, 2018

Dec 14, 2017
World Class Faculty & Research


Researchers and senior executives from the private sector, government agencies and academia will gather to explore policy-based solutions to information security breaches in the 14th annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective. The daylong event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland.

Hosted by UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and School of Public Policy, the event is coordinated by professors Lawrence A. Gordon and Martin P. Loeb in the Smith School’s Department of Accounting and Information Assurance and William Lucyshyn in the School of Public Policy.

Full Agenda:

  • 8:15-9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
  • 9-9:20 a.m. Welcome — Ritu Agarwal, Senior Associate Dean, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • 9:20-10:00 a.m. “The Equifax Saga and Ramifications" Rebecca Mercuri (Founder & CEO, Notable Software, Inc.; Visiting Assistant Professor, Drew University)
  • 10:00-10:40 a.m. “Sharing Insider Threat Indicators: The Use of Swift's Messaging Platform to Combat Cyber Fraud” Casey Evans (Director, MS in Accounting, American University), Elizabeth Petrie (Director, Cyber Threat Risk Management, Citi)
  • 10:40-11:20 a.m. Break
  • 11:20-Noon "How Do Insurance Companies Price Cyber Risk?" Sasha Romanosky, Lilian Ablon, Andreas Kuehn, Therese Jones (RAND Corporation)
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch — Welcome Robert Orr, Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; Luncheon Speaker - To be confirmed
  • 1:30-2:10 p.m. "The Impact of the Blockchain Technology on Cybersecurity and Financial Systems" Sheo Jha 
  • 2:10-2:50 p.m. "Real-time Anomaly Detection System Design for Cybersecurity Protection in Smart Grids" Paul Borochin (Assistant Professor, UConn), Tina Elaiassi-Rad (Associate Professor, NEU), Song Han (Assistant Professor, UConn), Alina Oprea (Associate Professor, NEU), Marten Van Dijk (Associate Professor, UConn), Peng Zhang (Associate Professor, UConn)
  • 2:50-3:15 p.m. Break
  • 3:15-4:00 p.m. Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture: "The Mobile Lemon" L. Jean Camp (Professor, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University)
  • 4-5:30 p.m. Reception — Food and Drinks

For more information, contact Gordon at 301-405-2255 or or Loeb at 301-405-2209 or

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