Press Release

Polytechnic University Hosts Lynford Lecture

Declaring that cyber security is imperative for the nation's defense, Lt. General Robert J. Elder Jr. delivered the 10th Annual Lynford Lecture at Polytechnic University on Friday, November 30. General Elder, Commander, 8th Air Force and Joint Functional Component Commander for Global Strike and Integration, U.S. Strategic Command, discussed the strategic imperative for cyber defense, before a standing-room only audience on Polytechnic's MetroTech campus. Joining General Elder before the lecture, from left, Michael Balboni, New York State Homeland Security Chief; Polytechnic Trustee Jeffrey Lynford; Polytechnic President Jerry M. Hultin; and John E. Sexton, President of New York University, who introduced General Elder.