Distinguished Speaker Series

Donna Dodson

Speaker: Donna Dodson, Deputy Cyber Security Advisor at NIST

Location: University of Florida, NEB Room 100
Date and Time: 4 pm EST, December 1, 2015

Live Stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8vmpFtKLn8

Title: National Cybersecurity Challenges and NIST

Abstract: Today, we are dependent on information technology and the digital infrastructure in every aspect of our lives, in every aspect of the national economy and in every aspect of our national defense. We use digital information, information systems and the pervasive connectivity through vast networks like the Internet to help carry out important business activities. In order for industry, government and academia to be successful in protecting their core missions and business operations, while at the same time protecting the security and privacy considerations of individuals, the information technology that is routinely deployed must be dependable. And in order for that technology to be dependable, it must be protected. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plays a major role in research and development of technologies to provide protections for information and the communication infrastructure as well as the needed standards, tests and metrics for those technologies. This talk will provide an overview of NIST’s work and describe how people can partner with NIST in these areas.