Information Access Seminar

Why the Future of Cybersecurity is Closer Than You Think

Friday, September 15, 2017
3:10 pm - 5:10 pm
107 South Hall
Betsy Cooper, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming the master problem of the Internet era. Digital technologies connected by the Internet have the potential to extend revolutionary contributions to human life and support the generation of new ideas, politics, relationships, and businesses, but only if they can be made secure. To get there will require a broad set of changes, where the intersections between humans and machines are more creatively and deeply imagined, more proactively defined, and in turn, more effectively researched and managed.

Dr. Betsy Cooper, executive director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), will give a brief introduction to CLTC’s research and programming, as well as introduce the basic concepts behind scenario thinking, a methodology underpinning the Center’s Cybersecurity Futures 2020 Report.

Betsy Cooper, executive director of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), has worked at the Department of Homeland Security, in Ireland, the U.K., and the World Bank. She is an expert on US and European immigration and refugee policy. In addition to her law degree, Betsy holds a D.Phil. in politics from Oxford University, an M.Sc. in forced migration from Oxford University, and a B.A. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.

Last updated:

August 17, 2017