September 25, 2020

CERIAS to hold 21st annual Information Security Symposium virtually on Sept. 29-30

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) will hold its 21st annual Security Symposium virtually Sept. 29-30. Participants must register online in advance of the sessions.

The CERIAS Security Symposium will bring together experts and practitioners from all areas of the cyber system with interests in security, privacy, resiliency, autonomy, trusted electronics and explainable artificial intelligence. Attendees will consist of a mix of academic, industry, government and military representatives who are interested in learning new and innovative ways to address emerging opportunities and threats in cyber- and cyber-physical domains. There is no cost to attend, and the event is open to the public.

The symposium consists of keynote speakers, technical talks, panel discussions by Purdue research faculty, and talks by industry leaders. It also includes a virtual student poster session where 60 student research projects will be on display. 

The keynote speakers will be:

*Kevin Baltes, director of product cybersecurity for General Motors Co.

*Juliane Gallina, chief information officer at the Central Intelligence Agency.

*Lorraine Kisselburgh, chair of the Global Technology Policy Council for ACM.

*Kris Lovejoy, EY Global Consulting Cybersecurity Leader.

Two interactive panel discussions will be held to examine the state of securing Industry 4.0 (advanced manufacturing) and 5G communications. Both academic and industry experts will present short technical talks on emerging technologies.

For more information on the symposium or current and future CERIAS initiatives, contact Joel Rasmus, CERIAS managing director, at 765 494-7806 or  

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