George Mason Hosts Cyber Security Symposium

Posted: March 8, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason is hosting the 2004 Southeastern Universities Research Association (SURA)/Critical Infrastructure Protection Project (CIPP) Cyber Security Symposium today and tomorrow at the School of Law.

SURA is a consortium of more than 60 universities across the United States. It operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy and promotes initiatives in nuclear physics, information technologies, and coastal research.

The symposium aims to enhance federal funding of research to SURA institutions by promoting research-based security collaborations and will feature information sessions on cyber security research, education and infrastructure protection, as well as “best practices” in cyber security. Members of federal agencies that provide funding to security research and university security officers will be on hand to provide information and promote collaboration on cyber security.

Among the speakers from George Mason are John McCarthy, executive director of CIPP, and Joy Hughes, vice president for information technology and CIO. For more information, see the symposium web site.

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