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NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering Speaker Series — Security vs. Capability: Lessons for the Future of Cybersecurity

February 25, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NAE Grand Challenges Speaker Series February 2020

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Join us for our next speaker events of the Spring 2020 semester during February!

In partnership with the National Academy of Engineering and the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network, the Grand Challenges Scholars Program at ASU invites you to an engaging speaker series focusing on the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st century.

Esteemed speakers from across the nation will come to ASU to share their expertise in their field, discuss the grand challenges our world faces and answer probing questions on what can be done.

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Security vs. Capability: Lessons for the Future of Cybersecurity
Presented by Nadya Bliss of Arizona State University

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Biodesign B (BDB) auditorium, Tempe campus [map]
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Nadya Bliss

Nadya Bliss

Nadya T. Bliss will discuss the historical context that led to the creation of today’s information technology ecosystem, why capability was consistently prioritized over security, and how to move forward with a reinvigorated security mindset.

Bliss is the Executive Director of the Global Security Initiative at Arizona State University. In that capacity, she leads a pan-university institute-level organization advancing research, education, and other programming in support of national and global security. Prior to leading GSI, Nadya spent time as an Assistant Vice President, Research Strategy at ASU and a decade in various positions at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, most recently as the founding Group Leader of the Computing and Analytics Group. She has proven expertise in growing mission focused research organizations, strategic planning, and organizational design, deep knowledge of the technology transition pipeline, and significant experience identifying advanced research capabilities to address mission and application needs. Nadya is actively involved in advisory boards and national committees, including current service as an Executive Committee member of the Computing Community Consortium and an upcoming appointment as the vice-chair of the DARPA ISAT (Information Science and Technology) Study Group.