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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.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Closes Out Fall Lecture Series

This semester's Science Inspires Series (SIS) concludes with a faculty talk, "A Novel System for Searching Image Databases using Evolutionary Algorithms," by Waleed Farag, Computer Science professor, on November 12 at 4:30 p.m., in 107 Weyandt Hall.

Posted on 11/4/2015 5:02:54 PM

Information Assurance Day 2015

This year’s Information Assurance Day is coming up on October 29 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. in the HUB Delaware Room. Presentation topics from industry professionals range from risk management to the dangers associated with container files and mobile computing.

Posted on 10/22/2015 5:09:00 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

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