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Annual Cybersecurity Forum at Smith Jan. 14

Jan 07, 2015
World Class Faculty & Research


Due to inclement weather, the Cybersecurity Forum will start at 10 a.m.

Researchers and Senior Executives to Explore Policy-Based Solutions

Cyberattacks on companies worldwide increased by 48 percent from 2013 to 2014 as roughly 42.8 million data security breaches cost firms hundreds to potentially millions of dollars (according to this recent study). 

With cybercrime against organizations flourishing, researchers and senior executives from business and government agencies will engage in a daylong Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland.

UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and School of Public Policy host this event in its 11th year. Topics and speakers will include:

  • “The Intersection of Internal Controls and Cybersecurity” - Ralph Mosios (Federal Housing Finance Agency)
  • “How Many Down? Toward Understanding Systematic Risk in Networks” - Jens Grossklags (Penn State University)
  • “Demonstration of FBI’s Malware Investigator”- Steven Pandelides (Federal Bureau of Investigation)     
  • “Cybersecurity Insurance and the Promise of Big Data” - Tom Finan (Department of Homeland Security)
  • “Polycentric Cyber Risk Mitigation” - Scott Shackelford (Indiana University)
  • “Cybersecurity Risk Management Requires Infrastructure Protection Policy Conformance" - John Bagby (Penn State University)
  • “The Nature of Increasing Cybersecurity Threats” - Lt. Gen. Harry D. Raduege, (Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation, former Defense Information Systems Agency director)

The forum is coordinated by Larry Gordon, Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting; Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte & Touche LLP Faculty Fellow; and William Lucyshyn, senior research scholar at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise in the School of Public Policy.

Click here for the full agenda. For more information, contact Gordon at 301-405-2255 or or Loeb at 301-405-2209 or

This event is by invitation only.

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