Democracy Confronts Cyber Insecurity

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm - 5:30pm EST

For the 9th lecture in NYU Tandon’s renowned cybersecurity series, join Edward Amoroso as he offers a guided tour through modern cybersecurity risk and its rising impact to modern political campaigns and elections.

Featuring experiences and anecdotes from the last four presidential administrations, Amoroso will illustrate the growing intensity of cyber threat to the applications and systems supporting our national, state, and local elections, including:

  • A current view of national critical infrastructure risk
  • Anecdotes about how major political parties struggle with cybersecurity
  • Advice on how the US can protect its election infrastructure from hacking
  • Architectural illustration on how nation-states break into large networks

Following Amoroso’s keynote talk, a prominent panel of cyber experts will tackle the critical issue: How do businesses and governments mitigate external digital risks to social, mobile, and web services? Security issues increasingly arise outside the enterprise perimeter, often manifesting in social media botnets, malware-laden email payloads, and infected mobile apps. Enterprise teams have developed their skills to protect corporate and enterprise assets, but this requires a rethinking to deal with security issues on the public Internet.

Distinguished Lecturer:


Edward Amoroso
Distinguished Research Professor,
NYU Center for Cyber Security
CEO, TAG Cyber LLC

Dr. Ed Amoroso, a Distinguished Research Professor at the NYU Center for Cyber Security, is currently Chief Executive Officer of TAG Cyber LLC, a global cybersecurity advisory, training, consulting, and media services company supporting hundreds of companies across the world. He recently retired from AT&T after thirty-one years of service, beginning in Unix security R&D at Bell Labs and culminating as Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer of AT&T from 2004 to 2016.

Amoroso has been Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Stevens Institute of Technology for the past twenty-seven years, where he has introduced nearly two thousand graduate students to the topic of information security. He is also affiliated with the Tandon School of Engineering at NYU as a Research Professor and the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University as a senior advisor. He is the author of six books on cybersecurity and dozens of major research and technical papers and articles in peer-reviewed and major publications.

Amoroso holds ten patents in the area of cybersecurity and media technology, and he has served as a Member of the Board of Directors for M&T Bank, as well as on the NSA Advisory Board (NSAAB). His work has been highlighted on CNN, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He has worked directly with four Presidential administrations on issues related to national security, critical infrastructure protection, and cyber policy. Amoroso holds a BS degree in physics from Dickinson College, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Columbia Business School.

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FREE and open to the public.

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