Media Advisory 14-018
Leading researchers to discuss privacy and security in a connected age
Oct. 30 Capitol Hill briefing to highlight NSF-funded scientists revolutionizing cybersecurity and privacy
October 28, 2014
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As we increasingly rely on the Internet to connect to everything from banks and electrical grids to medical devices and autonomous vehicles, we are exposed to new vulnerabilities that threaten our security and privacy.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has long supported research to enable transformational advances in cybersecurity--from early NSF investments in cryptography and data protection in the 1980s and 1990s to today's broad portfolio of research investments enabling new paradigms for cybersecurity and consumer protection.
NSF-supported cybersecurity experts are creating solutions to security and privacy challenges using a holistic approach, grounded in technology and extending to research in economics and social and behavioral sciences.
NSF and IEEE-USA have gathered experts in cybersecurity and privacy to explain the nature of these threats and discuss new, innovative ways to combat them.
Please join us to learn about the multi-dimensional research and engineering approaches that are enhancing privacy and security in today's digital age.
|What:||Hill briefing on privacy and security in a connected age|
|With:||Lorrie Cranor, Carnegie Mellon University|
Roxana Geambasu, Columbia University
Gary McGraw, Cigital, Inc.
Moderated by: Suzi Iacono, NSF
|When:||Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, 2 p.m.|
|Where:||210 Cannon House Office Building|
|Who:||Anyone interested in or concerned about privacy and cybersecurity|
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