Battling Cybersecurity Threats: Role of Congressional Oversight

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Date: June 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Category: Other

As part of a broader effort examining congressional oversight of science and technology issues, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School and the Wayne Law Review are jointly hosting a panel on congressional oversight of issues related to cybersecurity.

The webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2:00-3:15pm EDT, will hear from:

Moderator: Prof. Fred Chang, Department of Computer Science Chair and Director of the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security, Southern Methodist University

Patrick Warren, Counsel, U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI), who will discuss PSI’s cybersecurity oversight efforts, including its 2019 report on cyber vulnerabilities at 8 agencies.

Prof. Chris Bryant, University of Cincinnati, and Assistant Prof. Kimberly Breedon, Barry University School of Law, who will discuss using congressional oversight to address conflicts of interest and cybersecurity issues related to voting systems.

Prof. M. Tia Johnson, Georgetown University Law Center, who will discuss election cyber vulnerabilities, highlighting a 2018 report by the Congressional Task Force on Election Security.

Prof. Jonathan Lewallen, University of Tampa, who will explore Congress’ use of information sharing requirements to evaluate cybersecurity vulnerabilities and performance. 

Welcoming remarks will be provided by Levin Center director Jim Townsend and Wayne Law Review editor William Broman. 

This panel is part of a broader effort to examine congressional oversight of science and technology issues.

The online event, which is free and open to the public, will utilize a Zoom webinar platform. 

Please register here

Zoom details will be provided after registration.


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