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Abstract: Dealing With Risk

On Dealing with Risk While Crystal Ball Gazing

A heretic’s views on modern information security

Rebecca Gurley Bace

Information security has come a long way in the past half century, fueled by the proliferation of information technology and all-too-familiar forces of human nature. Rebecca Bace has been on the front lines of information security for a quarter century with a career that has taken her from the intelligence community through the national laboratories to her current post as an information security practitioner and venture capitalist in Silicon Valley.

This presentation will offer an independent view of the history and current state of information risk management, with topics including the following:

  • A brief history of information security
  • How information security and risk management has changed over the last half century
  • How a casual (but interested) observer can differentiate between hype and substance when dealing with security topics
  • Thoughts on how non-technical everyday experiences can be used to understand information risk issues and management approaches
  • Advice on dealing with a future in which information risk issues may well impact and profoundly affect your everyday life.

Colloquium: National Security Significance of Cyberspace

This coming Wednesday, the Computer Science Colloquium Series will feature a talk delivered by Dr. Fiddner of the Political Science Department at IUP.

Posted on 4/10/2015 3:15:53 PM

Seventh Annual Information Assurance Day, October 30

Information Assurance Day takes place on October 30, 2014, at the Ohio Room in the IUP HUB, featuring recognized academic institutions, the U.S. National Security Agency, Dell SecureWorks, and the Pennsylvania government.

Posted on 10/27/2014 4:52:54 PM

NSA Opportunities for Cyber Professionals

The National Security Agency has a number of openings for full-time positions in all of its mission areas. Students receiving degrees in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, or other information security and cyber-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Posted on 9/25/2014 3:10:30 PM

The Upcoming Information Assurance Day

The Institute for Information Assurance at IUP, in collaboration with the IT Support Center and the Computer Science Department, will host the seventh annual Information Assurance Day on October 30.

Posted on 10/27/2014 12:25:44 PM

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