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Constructing Cybersecurity: Protecting Our Digital Infrastructure

Concern about potential threats to the nation"s computer networks -- data breaches, cyberwar and hackers -- continues to grow every year. Securing the national information infrastructure is a high priority, but how is the problem being tackled outside Washington, D.C.? To address these issues, the Baker Institute"s Technology, Society and Public Policy Program will convene a discussion involving those who have worked on national cybersecurity policy and those in government, academia and industry who are charged with implementing it.

Contributing their thoughts will be:

  • Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, co-chair of the Commission on Cybersecurity for the 44th Presidency and member of the U.S. House of Representatives" Committee on Homeland Security.
  • Edward Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T and author of "Fundamentals of Computer Security Technology and Cyber Security."
  • Anne Rogers, director of Information Safeguards for Waste Management, Inc.; former board member of Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) and past president of the Houston chapter; and contributing author to "Information Security for Lawyers and Law Firms."
  • Dan Wallach, associate professor of computer science at Rice University and director of Rice"s Computer Security Lab.

Listen to Chris Bronk's NPR interview on Cybersecurity


Download Chris Bronk's Sept. 1, 2009, op-ed in the Houston Chronicle, "Air Force unit designed to operate in cyberspace."


Speaker Christopher Bronk

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Thu, Sept. 3, 2009
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


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