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Cybersecurity is a constant challenge facing many aspects of our society. Society seemingly has an insatiable thirst for more and more cyber capabilities that is accelerating at an increasingly rapid pace. We eagerly adopt new cyber capabilities in the name of efficiency, convenience, entertainment, and even safety, but often do so without considering the increased risk we assume. This webinar will provide an overview of key topics in computer security with an emphasis on research and development. Security is a wide field, encompassing network security, operating system security, language-based security, forensics, privacy, as well as legal and policy issues. We will describe technical topics and opportunities. We will cover these varied topics, drawing on expertise from industry and academia. The broad goal of the webinar is to increase awareness in the field of cyber security research and development and to ultimately increase the number of women and underrepresented minorities in computer security research.
Terry Benzel has a Masters Degree in Mathematics from Boston University (1982) and an Executive M.B.A from UCLA (1996). She has been at USC since 2003 where she is currently the Deputy Director of the Cyber Networks and Cyber Security Division of the USC Information Sciences Institute and a Research Scientist in the USC Marshall School of Business. Her research interests are in the science of cyber security experimentation and next generation distributed experimentation methodologies. She participates in business development, technology transfer and special projects with industrial and academic partners. From 1998 – 2003, Ms. Benzel was Vice President, Advanced Security Research at Network Associates (McAfee) Labs where she managed and directed all aspects of an advanced computer security research laboratory with $20M per year in research funding and over 100 professionals and staff (30% Ph.D.) who performed research for the United States government, including DARPA, US Air Force, Army, and multiple US intelligence agencies, as well as several major commercial clients. Throughout her senior positions in industry, academia and service to the community she has helped young women and minorities get their start in computer security.
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) has been approved as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102; (703) 506-3275. In obtaining this approval, the SWE has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider membership status, SWE is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET 1-2018 Standard.
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