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Hewlett Foundation Sponsors CyberLeaders Seminar Series

Jan 25, 2017

The Hume Center is pleased to announce the launch of the CyberLeaders Seminar Series in Spring 2017. This series is a component of the CyberLeaders program, sponsored by a generous grant by the Hewlett Foundation. Speakers in this series include:

  • Ms. Teresa Shea: Executive Vice President and Director of Cyber-Reboot at In-Q-Tel; Former SIGINT Director for the National Security Agency (February 1)
  • Mr. Richard Clarke: CEO of Good Harbor Security Risk Management; Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism under President George W. Bush (February 22)
  • Mr. John Marinho: Vice President Technology & Cybersecurity at CTIA (March 1)
  • Ms. Susan Hennessey: Fellow in Governance Studies at Brookings (April 5)
  • Rear Admiral David Simpson: Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (April 12)
  • Dr. Jonathan Katz: Professor and Director of the Maryland Cybersecurity Center at the University of Maryland (date TBD)

Speakers will deliver their talks in person at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, and will be broadcast via video conference to the Blacksburg campus. These talks are open to anyone within the Virginia Tech community. Information about how to participate in these talks will be available on the Hume Center website, Hume Center Facebook Page, and Hume Center Twitter throughout the semester.

The CyberLeaders program is an interdisciplinary scholarship program open to Virginia Tech undergraduate students interested in the field of cybersecurity, with a goal of educating students at the intersection of cybersecurity engineering and cybersecurity policy and regulation.    Students in the program take courses in the Pamplin College of Business, the College of Engineering, the School of Public and International Affairs, and receive a scholarship to study for one semester in the National Capital Region. Applications to join the CyberLeaders program for the 2017-2018 school year can be found here.