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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE 
 
OLLI Special Projects presents
Torn from the Headlines June Topic!

 

 

Please join us Monday, June 7th at 4 pm for a conversation on the critical topic of our country’s cybersecurity. This hour-long Q and A with a national expert is entitled Cybersecurity: Personal, Corporate and Governmental Risk and Strategies for Addressing Vulnerabilities. Audience questions will be a vital part of this session. The session will be moderated by OLLI member and former Professor of Business Strategy at the Ross School, Karen Bantel.

News of extensive Russian hacking of a number of U.S. government agencies and major corporations – that went undetected for nine months - broke recently, prompting many questions about the strength of our cybersecurity. The ransomware attack on Colonial’s pipeline is the latest major occurrence. A number of government agencies – the military's Cyber Command, the National Security Agency, and the Department of Homeland Security as examples – all have cybersecurity roles. How does hacking occur? Why was the Russian hacking not detected by any of our agencies? As the breach was detected by a private commercial cybersecurity company, is our reliance on private companies for our nation's cybersecurity strategy appropriate, or does this pose a vulnerability? What remediation should the Biden Administration pursue to ensure that another serious breach does not occur?

 

These issues and more will be explored with cybersecurity expert Stacey Wright, CISSP, who is Vice President of Cyber Resiliency Services at Cybercrime Support Network (cybercrimesupport.org), a nonprofit that works with federal, state and local law enforcement and consumer protection agencies to help consumers and small businesses affected by cybercrime. Stacey leads projects to assist the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in developing the Cyber domain for the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) and the development of the international Cyber Classification Compendium. She works with multiple partners and stakeholders around the world, particularly in state and local governments and law enforcement. In addition, Stacey teaches two graduate cybersecurity and threat intelligence courses at the State University of New York. Prior to her employment at CIS, Stacey was the Cyber Intelligence Analyst for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Albany Division, where she was responsible for coordinating the local cyber intelligence program and served as the FBI's liaison to the MS-ISAC. She received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University and her Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is a formally trained Intelligence Analyst and a national speaker on cybercrime.

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Join us Monday, June 7th from 4-5 pm with Stacey Wright, CISSP, in a Q and A moderated by Karen Bantel, Ph.D., OLLI member and instructor, and former U-M Professor of Entrepreneurship and Business Strategy.

     
   Stacey Wright           Karen Bantel

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