Kogod Business School cybersecurity experts available
WHAT: Just weeks after a ransomware cyberattack on Colonial Pipeline affected the east coast gas supply, new ransomware attacks have affected food supply chains and transportation systems. The FBI has linked the attack on major beef producer JBS to Russian cybercriminal group REvil; there have been a number of recent cyber attacks on U.S. organizations last year; most recently, the United States Agency for International Development, Massachusetts Steamship Authority, New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and San Diego-based Scripps Health.
As these cyberattacks continue to extend beyond banking and financial institutions, the Kogod School of Business at American University and the Cybersecurity Governance Center have several experts available to comment on the economic implications of cyberattacks on supply chains. , the risks of cybersecurity in supply chains, data privacy and cybersecurity. .
WHEN: June 3, 2021 – ongoing
ON: Using Skype, Zoom, email or phone
WHO: The American University has the following experts in cybersecurity, cybersecurity policy, global supply chain impacts, and economics.
Ayman Omar is an associate professor in the department of information technology and analysis at the Kogod School of Business at the UA and a researcher at the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC). Her research interests focus on global supply chain management, specifically focused on areas such as supply chain integration and responsiveness, cyber risks in global supply chains, and sustainability in supply chains. global supply. Prior to receiving his PhD, he worked in the oil industry and led several consulting projects for a wide range of corporations, including many Fortune 100 companies and small, privately owned companies.
Heng Xu is the director of the Kogod Cyber Governance Center and a professor in Kogod’s information technology and analytics department. She is an expert in AI governance, privacy protection, data ethics, algorithmic equity, analytical transparency, and accountability. His research has received numerous awards and has garnered much-desired grants. Dr. Xu also teaches classes on cybersecurity risk management and governance.
Nan Zhang he is a professor of information technology and analytics at the Kogod School of Business at the UA and a researcher at the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC). His experience is in data privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, machine learning and regulatory issues. Her current research focuses on the proper use of data analysis and machine learning to understand people’s preferences and behavior, especially in relation to important business and regulatory decisions.