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The Future of Cyber: Cybercrime

May 2020 Podcast
David Hickton, Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

David Hickton, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, sits down with Bobbie Stempfley, director of the SEI's CERT Division, to talk about the future of cybercrime and secure elections.

“We have to vote, and we can’t abandon the digital platform, but right now the threats to the digital platform exceed our ability to protect it when it comes to voting.”

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Software Engineering Institute

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Abstract

The culture of computers and information technology evolves quickly. In this environment, how can we build a culture of security through regulations and best practices when technology can move so much faster than legislative bodies? The Future of Cyber Podcast Series explores  whether we can use the innovations of the past to address the problems of the future. In this podcast, David Hickton, founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security, sits down with Bobbie Stempfley, director of the SEI's CERT Division, to talk about the future of cybercrime and secure elections.

About the Speaker

David Hickton

David Hickton

David Hickton is the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. At Pitt, Hickton also has secondary faculty appointments as professor in the School ...

David Hickton is the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. At Pitt, Hickton also has secondary faculty appointments as professor in the School of Law, the School of Computing and Information, and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. Prior to coming to Pitt, Hickton served as United States attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania. He was nominated by former President Barack Obama on May 20, 2010, and was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Aug. 5, 2010. Hickton was sworn in as the district's 57th U.S. attorney on Aug. 12, 2010.

Prior to becoming U.S. attorney, Hickton engaged in the private practice of law, specifically in the areas of transportation, litigation, commercial, and white-collar crime. Hickton began his legal career serving as a law clerk for the Honorable U. S. District Judge Gustave Diamond from 1981 to 1983. For more than a decade, Hickton was an adjunct professor at the Duquesne University School of Law, where he taught antitrust law.

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Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta (Bobbie) Stempfley

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber ...

Roberta G. (Bobbie) Stempfley joined the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute as director of the SEI’s CERT Division in June 2017. Stempfley previously served as director of cyber strategy implementation at MITRE Corp. and as acting assistant secretary and deputy assistant secretary, Office of Cyber Security and Communications, Department of Homeland Security. In addition to her work at DHS, Stempfley previously worked in the DoD as CIO of the Defense Information Systems Agency and as chief of the DoD Computer Emergency Response Team, which she established. Stempfley received her bachelor’s degree in engineering mathematics from the University of Arizona and her master’s degree in computer science from James Madison University. A recipient of many awards, she was recognized by CyberScoop as among the Top Women in Cybersecurity, by Federal Computer Week in the Fed 100, and by Information Week as one of the Top 50 Government CIOs.

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