World Class Faculty & Research / January 3, 2019

Cybersecurity Experts To Discuss Public Policy at Maryland Smith

About 60 cyber and policy experts from academia, business and government will participate in the 15th annual Forum on Financial Information Systems and Cybersecurity: A Public Policy Perspective, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, in Van Munching Hall, Room 1412, University of Maryland, College Park.

Presenters will include Facebook Head of Global Safety Antigone Davis and Gerasimos J. Stellatos a principal in PwC’s Cyber Incident Threat Management practice. Stellatos, the national lead for PwC’s incident response engagements, will give the Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture to close the forum, cohosted by UMD’s School of Public Policy and Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Following an 8:15-9 a.m. continental breakfast, the forum will open with remarks from Maryland Smith Professor and Dean’s Chair in Management Science Michael O. Ball, who holds a joint appointment within the Institute for Systems Research in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Ball also is Managing Director of the Center for Technology, Analytics, and Data Science at the Smith School.

Topics and speakers are:

Digital Forensics on the Dark Side: Rebecca Mercuri, founder and CEO of Notable Software, Inc., 9:20-10 a.m.  

Research Findings of Singapore's Cyber Risk Management Project: Shaun Wang, professor and director of the Insurance Risk and Finance Research Center at Nanyang Technological University, 10-10:40 a.m.

Economic Impact Study of the Advanced Encryption Standard, 1996-2017: Stacey Ferris, RM Advisory Services, 11:20 a.m.-noon  

Luncheon Speaker: Antigone Davis, head of global safety, Facebook, noon-1:30 p.m. 

Cybersecurity Dynamics Overview: Shouhuai Xu, University of Texas-San Antonio, 1:35-2:15 p.m. 

University of Maryland Initiative in Cybersecurity (MaGIC): Charles Harry, director of operations for the Maryland Global Initiative in Cybersecurity and UMD School of Public Policy research professor, 2:15-2:45 p.m.

The Role of Cybersecurity in Accounting (Ira H. Shapiro Memorial Lecture), Gerasimos J. Stellatos, principal, PwC’s Cyber Incident Threat Management Practice, 3:15-4 p.m.  

The forum is coordinated by Lawrence Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, in the Smith School; Martin Loeb, professor of accounting and information assurance and Deloitte & Touche LLP Faculty Fellow, in the Smith School of Business; and William Lucyshyn, research director at DARPA and a senior research scholar at the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise in UMD’s School of Public Policy.

For more information, contact Lawrence Gordon at

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