New Cybersecurity Research Group Hosts Atlanta Cyber Week Symposium and Mini-Hackathon

Speakers will discuss the evidence-based cybersecurity approach while demonstrating its potential effectiveness in guiding policy and shaping the design of technical tools to prevent and mitigate the consequences of cybercrime. They include:

  • Criminologist David Maimon, leader of the new research group, who will introduce evidence-based cybersecurity’s human-focused approach to protecting the cyber environment;
  • Richard Baskerville, a Regents’ Professor of computer information systems in the J. Mack Robinson College of Business, who will speak on evidence-based cybersecurity and its potential in shifting the attacker-defenders asymmetry; and
  • Criminologist Donald Hunt, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and former global head of fraud and cybercrime analytics for a digital payments processor, whose topic is the effectiveness of existing cybersecurity policies and tools in preventing cybercrime.

The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion on evidence-based cybersecurity in financial services and technology (fintech) moderated by Stanton Gatewood, chief information security officer (CISO) for the state of Georgia. Panelists include Ren Flot, CISO for Georgia State, CISO Max Garcia of Prime Revenue, PWC Advisory Cybersecurity partner Kevin Simmonds and assistant U.S. attorney Nathan Kitchens, deputy chief of the Cyber & Intellectual Property Section for the Northern District of Georgia, Department of Justice.

“Our work is unique in that we focus on human behavior,” said Maimon. “No one else is bringing together human behavior, technology and the ecosystem in as comprehensive a way.”

Registration is $55 for the symposium, which includes breakfast and lunch. The hackathon is free. To register, click here.

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