Cyberspace Policy and Technology

The Sarah and John Graves Cyber Security Distinguished Lecture Series -- Inaugural Lecture

John Savage, Brown University
Cyberspace is the new environment in which many of us are immersed every day. It puts vast amounts of information at our fingertips and is a new vehicle for communication with friends and families. At the same time it has introduced new hazards. Cybercrime is now rampant, illustrated by thefts from the SWIFT interbank system and ransomware. Governments who were initially confused and alarmed by cyberspace have learned to turn it to their advantage. At this juncture there is much that computer scientists and policymakers can do to address the challenges of cyberspace. We explore many of them in this talk.

Lunch will be provided.

Dr. John E. Savage is the An Wang Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. He earned the ScB, ScM and PhD in Electrical Engineering at MIT, completing the latter in 1965 specializing in coding and communication theory. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 and the faculty of the Division of Engineering at Brown University in 1967. In 1979 he co-founded the Department of Computer Science at Brown and served as its second chair from 1985 to 1991. He is a Fellow of AAAS and ACM, a Life Fellow of IEEE, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow for an award given in 1973, and a Jefferson Science Fellow.

"The purpose of the series is to bring leading scholars to campus who can speak about cybersecurity issues in a deep, engaging, and accessible manner."

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Keplinger Hall, M1
430 South Gary Place, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104-9700

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General Public, Faculty, Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students


College of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Tandy School of Computer Science 



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