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  • CS Colloquium: Laurie Williams (NCSU) - If Not Us, Then Who?

    Thu, Jan 25, 2018 @ 04:00 PM - 05:20 PM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Laurie Williams, NCSU

    Talk Title: If Not Us, Then Who?

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Stolen personal information, hospitals shutdown until they pay in bitcoin to get their data back, spying through our smart TVs-“ cybersecurity breaches are in the news every day. Cyberspace will not be more secure until engineers build more secure systems. Each of has a role in a more secure cyberspace. Teachers have to teach students how to develop securely; researchers have to understand the attackers' motives and actions and develop techniques that can be easily adopted to stop those attackers in their tracks; practitioners need to adopt secure development practices into their workflow; users need to interact with computers more prudently. This talk will present trend analysis obtained by an extensive and longitudinal interview study of security professionals in six business verticals over a five-year period. The interviews from more than 100 companies worldwide focused on the technical and organizational practices adopted by the companies in their quest to develop more secure software. This talk will present lessons learned that can guide all of us in our role toward a more secure cyberspace.

    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium.

    Biography: Laurie Williams is the Interim Department Head of Computer Science and a Professor in the Computer Science Department of the College of Engineering at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Laurie is a co-director of the NCSU Science of Security Lablet sponsored by the National Security Agency. Laurie's research focuses on software security; agile software development practices and processes; software reliability, and software testing and analysis. In 2018, Laurie was names an IEEE Fellow for contributions to reliable and secure software engineering.

    Host: Chao Wang

    Location: Henry Salvatori Computer Science Center (SAL) - 101

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Computer Science Department


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