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Hume Center launches Cyberleaders Seminar Series with talk by Teresa Shea

Teresa Shea Teresa Shea is first speaker in Hume Center’s new seminar series.

The Hume Center is launching a CyberLeaders Seminar Series with a lecture by Teresa Shea, executive vice president and director of Cyber-Reboot at In-Q-Tel, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 4 p.m. at the Virginia Tech Research Center ─ Arlington. Shea joined In-Q-Tel after a distinguished 32-year career with the National Security Agency (NSA). She held several key leadership assignments during her career, culminating as the director of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT).

The new series is a component of the CyberLeaders program sponsored by a grant by the Hewlett Foundation.

Other speakers slated for the Spring 2017 semester include:

  • Feb. 22: Richard Clarke
    CEO, Good Harbor Security Risk Management. Under President George W. Bush he served as special assistant to the president for Global Affairs; special advisor to the president for cyberspace, and as national coordinator for security and counter-terrorism.
  • March 1: John Marinho
    Vice president, Technology and Cybersecurity, CTIA
  • April 5: Susan Hennessey
    Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institute
  • April 12: Rear Admiral David Simpson
    Chief, Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Date TBD: Jonathan Katz
    Professor and director, Maryland Cybersecurity Center, University of Maryland

All of the talks – open to everyone in the Virginia Tech community -- will broadcast from the National Capital Region via video conference to the Blacksburg campus. More information and updates are available at the Hume Center website, Hume Center Facebook Page, and Hume Center Twitter throughout the semester.

The CyberLeaders program is an interdisciplinary scholarship program open to Virginia Tech undergraduate students interested in the field of cybersecurity. With the goal of learning at the intersection of cybersecurity engineering and cybersecurity policy and regulation, students take courses in the Pamplin College of Business, the College of Engineering, and the School of Public and International Affairs. They also receive a scholarship to study for one semester in the National Capital Region.

Posted January 26, 2017