University of San Diego Symposium to Make Sense of Cyber Security Laws and Risks

As firms and organizations face cyber threats on a daily basis, the University of San Diego will host a Cyber Law, Risk and Policy Symposium to help leaders successfully address these business challenges on November 15 and 16.

Microsoft Vice President for Security Policy Scott Charney will give one of the keynote addresses for the event on November 15. Charney will discuss the forces of change and future of cybersecurity.

The symposium also includes sessions on the latest in cyber insurance, risk assessment, and strategy.

“We invite executives, chief information security officers, lawyers and other leaders to take part in this dialogue that will make sense of the risks and challenges they face in the cyber security environment,” said Gordon Romney, Director of USD’s Center for Cyber Security Engineering and Technology in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.

Other topics to be addressed include a spotlight on the California Consumer Protection Act and emerging technology and the law regarding artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and Blockchain.

University of Michigan Computer Science Professor J. Alex Halderman, one of the nation’s leaders on voting machine vulnerability and election interference also will speak at the symposium.

For registration and more information go to or call 619 260-4231.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 9,000 students from 69 countries and 50 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. The university's eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD's Envisioning 2024 strategic plan capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.


Liz Harman