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ONLINE: Cybersecurity and the Pandemic

  • September 30, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online, Argonne National Laboratory

It has become increasingly evident during the global pandemic, that American citizens, industry, and operators of the nation’s infrastructure are more reliant than ever before on the Internet to maintain their lives and operations. At the same time, cybersecurity professionals have seen a 63% increase in cyber-attacks related to the pandemic (according to Information Systems Security Association and Enterprise Strategy Group).

Argonne's Strategic Security Sciences division conducts research and provides insight into cyber resilience and cybersecurity that helps secure our nation’s information and systems.

In collaboration with other scientific and academic research teams, our cybersecurity scientists are at work to:

  • Explore the ramifications of our increasing Internet reliance and cyber interconnection across industries;
  • Ascertain the big picture of the cyber threat landscape and rapidly limit/mitigate risks, especially to our critical infrastructure; and
  • Determine how best to securely integrate, through public-private partnerships, emerging technologies into existing cyber infrastructure.

Two of Argonne’s cybersecurity scientists will present their research on this important topic.  Featured Speakers are: Scott Pinkerton, Program Lead, Cyber Threat Sharing and  Roland Varriale, Cybersecurity Analyst. Special Guest is Paul Kearns, Laboratory Director. 

For free registration, please go here. For more information on the OutLoud Lecture Series, please see here

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