Homeland security official to give cybersecurity resilience talk, Jan. 18

A growing number of U.S. infrastructure sectors, including electric, financial services, and communication, are strengthening their resilience against catastrophic natural and manmade disasters.

Paul stockton
Paul Stockton

On Jan. 18, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Defense Paul Stockton will be on campus to share near and long-term opportunities to strengthen U.S. preparedness. His talk, 5-6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Longs Peak Room, is titled “Strengthening Cross-Sector Resilience.” His talk will highlight implications for academic research and curriculum priorities for cybersecurity.

Stockton served as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs from May 2009 until January 2013. Since leaving office, Stockton has published studies on cybersecurity and broader infrastructure resilience issues for the U.S. government and the private sector. He also serves on the Homeland Security Advisory Council for the Secretary of Homeland Security. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.