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Annual Cybersecurity Forum Slated for Jan. 11

Jan 05, 2017
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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 13th annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective. The daylong event takes place Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 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
  • 9-9:15 a.m. Welcome – Alex Triantis (Dean, UMD’s Smith School)
  • 9:15-9:55 a.m. “Digital Forensics and Economic Cybersecurity Policy," (Rebecca Mercuri, Founder and CEO, Notable Software, Inc. founder and CEO)
  • 9:55-10:30 a.m. “The Challenge of Securing the Modern Automobile,” Tim Weisenberger, (Project Manager, SAE International)
  • 10:55-11:30 a.m. Cybersecurity Investments in Private Sector Firms” Lawrence A. Gordon, (EY Alumni Professor, University of Maryland, Smith School of Business)
  • 11:30-11:55 a.m. “Fine-grained Data Breach Prediction Using Business Profiles,” Mingyan Liu (Professor, University of Michigan, College of Engineering)
  • Noon-1:30 p.m. “Lunch (Atrium, School of Public Policy); Welcome by Robert Orr, (Dean, UMD School of Public Policy); “A Cybersecurity Agenda for the New Administration” David Mussington (Professor and Director of Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise, University of Maryland)
  • 1:30-2:10 p.m. “Making Democracy Harder to Hack” Scott Shackelford (Associate Professor, Indiana University, Kelley School of Business) and Anne Boustead (Postdoctoral Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard Kennedy School)
  • 2:10-2:35 p.m. “BSafe: A Blockchain Research Network” Kanta Matsuura (Professor and Director of Computer Center, University of Tokyo)
  • 3-3:35 p.m. “Understanding the Impact of Cyber Risk on Insurer Capital” Paul Klumpes (Professor, Nottingham Business School)
  • 3:35-4:15 p.m. Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture: “The State of Cybersecurity from the Federal Cyber Executive Perspective,” Tony Hubbard (Principal, KPMG)
  • 4:20-5:45 p.m. Reception, 3rd Floor Atrium, South Wing, Van Munching Hall

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

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