Cybersecurity in A Globally Connected World

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Top Experts to Discuss Cyber Attacks Oct. 14 at USF

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What: A Critical Conversation: Cybersecurity in Today’s Globally Connected World.

A stellar panel of leaders and experts in cybersecurity will discuss the ethical, social, and legal implications of increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks, and the emerging technologies that might help. Free and open to the public.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, 5:30—7:30 pm

Panel #1—5:30 pm
Ethical, Moral, and Legal Implications of Cyber Attacks

  •     Jon Callas, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Silent Circle, which provides secure communications for mobile devices and desktop
  •     Jonathan Reiber, former Chief Strategy Officer for Cyber Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense
  •     Bob Ackerman, Managing Director and founder of Allegis Capital, which invests in cybersecurity startups
  •     Barmak Meftah, President and CEO of Alienvault, a provider of network security

Panel #2—6:30 pm
Investing in Security: The Industry and Emerging Technologies

  •     Joe Levy, CTO of Sophos, a security software and hardware company
  •     Danny Yadron, Cybersecurity reporter for the Wall Street Journal
  •     Nate Cardozo, attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation
  •     Susan Freiwald, Professor at the USF School of Law who specializes in cyberlaw and privacy

Where: University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., Fromm Hall

Sponsor: University of San Francisco College of Arts and Sciences

About USF: The University of San Francisco is located in the heart of one of the world's most vibrant and beautiful cities, and its students are among the most ethnically diverse in the United States. They enjoy small classes, direct access to faculty, and outstanding opportunities in the city itself. USF is the oldest university in San Francisco, established during the Gold Rush, and its Jesuit Catholic mission helps ignite a student's passion for social justice and a desire to “Change the World from Here.” For more information, visit

Contact: Gary McDonald, USF Media Relations, 415.422.2699, mcdonald(at)usfca(dot)edu.


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