The event will also showcase the new national NIST Framework and cybersecurity’s legal implications
TAMPA, Fla. (May 7, 2014) – While cybersecurity threats represent constantly moving targets for consumers and businesses, the same can be said for the United States military and Department of Homeland Security. In its quest to help educate the public about these kinds of vulnerabilities and potential solutions, the University of South Florida will host a cybersecurity lecture on May 12 featuring several leading cybersecurity experts:
· Keynote speaker Jane Lute, the president and chief executive officer of the Council on Cybersecurity, will discuss the current state of cybersecurity across the globe. Lute is the former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
· Tommy Mancino, a technology entrepreneur who currently serves as a U.S. Army War-college fellow at Harvard University, will discuss the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework and its implications for businesses. The framework, which was created by executive order in 2013, provides standards and guidelines to promote the cybersecurity protection of critical infrastructure.
· Col. John Burger, Cyber Division chief at U.S. Central Command at the MacDill Air Force Base, will discuss the growing importance of cybersecurity to national defense.
· Jack Tomarchio, co-chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, will discuss cybersecurity’s legal aspects.
The free lecture will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Patel Center for Global Solutions (CGS), 11710 USF Maple Drive. For more information, visit http://www.usf.edu/cybersecurity/ and click “events.”
The event is the latest in a series of cybersecurity outreach opportunities at USF, which has made cybersecurity a key priority. The goal is to elevate Florida to national prominence in this important and growing field.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is a Top 50 research university among both public and private institutions nationwide in total research expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation. Serving nearly 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.