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Eugene H. Spafford Eugene H. Spafford
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Eugene H. Spafford, a Purdue University professor of computer science and executive director of Purdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security – CERIAS – can talk about a range of cybersecurity issues.

Spafford is the founder and heads one of the world's leading centers for research and education in areas of information security. His research has focused on issues related to securing computers, networks and their data against criminal activities and failures. He has testified before various Congressional committees, advised agencies within the executive branch and worked with the U.S. military. He has served on technical advisory boards for the U.S. president, the U.S. Air Force and the FBI Regional Cybercrime Forensic Laboratory.

Among the topics Spafford can discuss are:

  • The growing threat of cyber terrorism and the need for national vigilance.
  • Protection against identity theft and hacking.
  • Computer crime investigation and information ethics.
  • The protection of intellectual property in academia, business and government.
  • Information and cybersecurity education.
  • Security and science policy.

Contact: Eugene H. Spafford, 765-494-7825,

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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