Carnegie Mellon Press Advisory
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Carnegie Mellon to Host Cyber Security Planning Summit July 19, 2000
PITTSBURGH -- A Cyber Security Planning Summit that will bring together distinguished leaders from industry, academia, government, and the U.S. military will be held at Carnegie Mellon University. The event will take place on July 24-25 in McConomy Auditorium at the University Center on the Carnegie Mellon campus. At the summit, invited guests will jointly envision the future of cyber security and set a research and policy agenda to defeat anticipated security problems before they occur.
U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania will deliver a keynote address at 8:35 am on Monday, July 24 and will be available to answer questions from news media between 9:05 and 9:30 am. Senator Santorum is a leader in the U.S. Senate in the high-technology arena, and he routinely supports cutting-edge academic and industrial research and new policy initiatives in the increasingly critical domain of information assurance technologies. Senator Santorum is co-chair of the of the Senate Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Working Group.
Day 1 of the summit is dedicated to speakers and panels of prominent experts from academia, industry, government, and the military. In addition to Senator Santorum, Alan Woods, vice chairman and chief information officer of Mellon Financial Corporation, and David McCurdy, President of the Electronic Industries Alliance, will address the audience. Panelists and participants will include
- Major General John Campbell, Associate Director of Central Intelligence for Military Support, Central Intelligence Agency
- Martin Faga, President and CEO, MITRE Corporation
- John Gilligan, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Energy
- Brian Gilooly, Editor-in-Chief, Events, Information Week magazine
- Jeffrey A. Hunker, National Security Council, Senior Director, Critical Infrastructures
- Mark Kamlet, Dean and H. John Heinz III Professor of Economics, Heinz School of Public Policy and Management, and Provost Select, Carnegie Mellon University
- Steven Lipner, Manager, Microsoft Corporation
- William Mehuron, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology
- Christopher K. Mellon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
- Jim Morris, Dean of the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
- Richard Pethia, Director, CERT Coordination Center and Director, Carnegie Mellon Institute for Survivable Systems
- John Tritak, Director, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office
- Rear Admiral H. Winsor Whiton, Commander, Naval Security Group Command
- Lieutenant General Jack Woodward, Director, Communications and Information, U.S. Air Force
- Dennis Yablonsky, President and CEO, Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Inc.
Day 2 will result in a statement that specifies areas of future research on technologies for information assurance and cyber security. The research statement will serve as a blueprint for planning future work. News media are invited to attend a summary session from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm on Tuesday, July 25.