CCI CYBER LEADERSHIP WEBINAR SERIES/

CYBERSECURITY AND COVID-19

The Cybersecurity Leadership Series webinars bring together leaders across the CCI cybersecurity community to discuss topics that have broad impacts to our world. Our first webinar series focuses on the role of technology during and after the COVID-19 crisis. These discussions with researchers from across Virginia explore important topics at the intersection of security, autonomous systems, and data.


APRIL 30, 2020, 11:30–11:50 AM EST

HOSPITAL RESILIENCE TO CYBERATTACKS DURING A PANDEMIC

Times of crisis require special vigilance of our critical infrastructure, and right now nothing is more critical than our healthcare system. How do researchers model hospital resilience to cyberattacks, in particular during a pandemic? What can prior cases of ransomware attacks teach us about counter-measures? And, ultimately, what actions can be taken to reduce any impacts of cyberattacks on the operation of a hospital and the quality of care? Join us for an engaging discussion with Prof. Kathryn Laskey, an expert on reasoning about uncertain phenomena and cybersecurity at George Mason University.

Featured Presenter

Kathy Laskey

Professor, Systems
Engineering and Operations
Research and Associate
Director, C4I Center at George
Mason University

MODERATOR

Luiz DaSilva

Executive Director,
Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
and Professor,
Bradley Department of
Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Virginia Tech

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MAY 14, 2020, 11:30–11:50 AM EST

COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN TIMES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

With stay-at-home orders and social distancing, communication networks have become the primary way for many of us to study, work, and stay in touch with friends and family. They have had to adapt very quickly to unprecedented changes in demand. Technologies like WiFi, Bluetooth, 5G, and satellite can also enable new technological solutions to address the current crisis, from cell phones used in contact tracing to autonomous vehicles for no-contact delivery. Join us for an engaging discussion with Prof. Scott Midkiff, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Technology Officer at Virginia Tech. Prof. Midkiff will discuss the many roles of communication networks as critical infrastructure during and after COVID-19.

Featured Presenter

Scott Midkiff

Vice President for Information
Technology and
Chief Information Officer,
Virginia Tech

MODERATOR

Luiz DaSilva

Executive Director,
Commonwealth Cyber Initiative
and Professor,
Bradley Department of
Electrical and Computer
Engineering at Virginia Tech

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MAY 28, 2020, 11:30–11:50 AM EST

CYBER INNOVATION AND THE LAW IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD

The current COVID-19 crisis is driving rapid adoption and evolution of technology that is impacting all aspects of our social fabric. These changes will have long term effects on our education, healthcare, social, economic and legal systems. At the same time, the movement towards technology-augmented courtrooms has been accelerating in recent years, providing opportunities and new courtroom dynamics to manage. How will the COVID-19 crisis impact current trends in courtroom technology adoption and which technologies will gain increased acceptance in courts? What are some of the legal implications of Artificial Intelligence and how are researchers across the state of Virginia leading efforts to address these challenges? Join us for an engaging discussion with experts from William & Mary who run the world center for courtroom and related technology and a developing center of expertise in the legal issues stemming from AI and related technologies.

Featured Presenters

MODERATOR

Fred Lederer

Chancellor Professor of
Law at William & Mary
University

Iria Giuffrida

Professor of the Practice
of Law at William & Mary
University

MODERATOR

Luiz DaSilva

Executive Director, Commonwealth Cyber Initiative and Professor, Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech

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About Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) is a statewide ecosystem of innovation and excellence in cyberphysical systems (CPS) with an emphasis on trust and security. CCI seeks to ensure Virginia is recognized as a global leader in secure CPS and in the digital economy more broadly for decades to come by supporting world-class research at the intersection of data, autonomy, and security; promoting technology commercialization and entrepreneurship; and preparing future generations of innovators and research leaders. CCI will build on Virginia’s strong base of research excellence, its innovative and diverse higher education system, vibrant ecosystem of venture capital investment and high-growth firms, and unparalleled density of cybersecurity talent.

APRIL 30

Hospital Resilience to Cyberattacks During a Pandemic

MAY 14

Communication Networks in times of Social Distancing

MAY 28

Cyber Innovation and the Law in a Rapidly Changing World