Linking Disciplines: The Key to Increased Enterprise Security

Enterprise Security event
February 01, 2013

Event Information:

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Exploration Hall

20101 Academic Way

Ashburn, VA 20147

6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. (Networking reception at 6:00 p.m., speaker at 6:30 p.m.)

Internet-related crime is now a multi-billion dollar industry and the infrastructures of technologically advanced countries are alarmingly vulnerable to attack. The recent attacks on The New York Times and the announcement by the Pentagon to grow the U.S. Cyber Command workforce nearly 5-fold over the next few years speak to the growing urgency of enterprise security.

The software we rely on has deep-seated flaws. The networks and services we depend on work well most of the time. Like much of today's complex lifestyle, however, they are remarkably fragile to those who know the most.

Securing the enterprise, whether large or small, requires all parts to work together. Please join us for our next Dean’s Speaker series event as internationally recognized information security experts, Dr. Diana L. Burley and Mr. Kenneth R. van Wyk, discuss their views on linking two historically separate disciplines, information security and software security—as well as taking a holistic view towards developing the cyber security workforce—as being the key to increased enterprise security on our software, networks and services.

Dr. Diana L. Burley

  • The George Washington University Associate Professor;
  • Co-Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Professionalizing of the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce Committee;
  • Co-principal investigator for the $5 Million NSF-funded National CyberWatch Center;
  • Member of the Virginia Joint Commission on Technology & Science (JCOTS) Cyber Security Committee.
  • More Biographical Info. for Dr. Burley (.pdf)


Mr. Kenneth R. van Wyk

  • Internationally recognized information security expert and author of the O’Reilly and Associates books, Incident Response and Secure Coding;
  • Monthly columnist for Computerworld;
  • One of the founders of the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT ®) at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute;
  • 22 years of experience as an IT Security practitioner.
  • More Biographical Info. for Mr. van Wyk (.pdf)


Linking Disciplines: The Key to Increased Enterprise Security

Event is free and open to the public. Registration requested.

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