2022 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy

Jake Belcher/Tufts University.

On Friday March 11, 2022 Tufts University held its fourth annual Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy. The Symposium aimed to share research as well as help create a community of young scholars in this new and highly interdisciplinary research area.

Elizabeth Rindskopf-Parker, Executive Director & CEO of the California State Bar Board of Trustees and Dean Emerita of the McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific provided a keynote presentation. The schedule is as follows:

  • 9:30 am-9:40 am: Welcome Remarks | Professor Josephine Wolff, Tufts University
  • 9:40 am-10:20 am: Paper Session #1: “New Challenges for the Medical Devices’ Cybersecurity in the EU” by Elisabetta Biasin and Erik Kamenjasevic, KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law | Discussants: Patricia Vargas-Leon – Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University & Scott Schackelford – Associate Professor, Indiana University
  • 10:20 am-11:00 am: Paper Session #2: “The Art of Dismantling Cyber Privateering: Building Better Policies and Regulations to Disable State-Sponsored Cyber Actors and Protect Society and Trade” by Marc Toledo, Imperial College London| Discussants: Justin Canfil – Postdoctoral Fellow, Tufts University & Erica Borghard – Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • 11:00 am-11:05 am: Break
  • 11:05 am-11:45 am: Paper Session #3: “Impact of GDPR on the Future of Internet Commerce” by Evgenia Sidorova, Georgia Institute of Technology | Discussants: Josephine Wolff – Associate Professor, Tufts University and Carolyn Gideon – Assistant Professor, Tufts University.
  • 11:45 am-12:25 pm: Paper Session #4: “Cybersecurity in Practice: Exploring Resistance to Cybersecurity Practitioners and Security Practices on the Ground” by Jillian Kwong, University of Southern California | Discussants: Laurin Weissinger – Lecturer, Tufts University & Andrew Dwyer – Addison Wheeler Research Fellow, Durham University
  • 12:25 pm-12:30 pm: Break
  • 12:30-1:30: Keynote Presentation: “Towards a New Definition of Complementarity: The Interdependence of Liberal Arts and Computer Security”| Elizabeth Rindskopf Parker, Pacific McGeorge School of Law, Dean Emerita

Elizabeth Rinfdskopf-Parker is the former general counsel of the National Security Agency (1984–1989), principal deputy legal adviser at the U.S. Department of State (1989–1990), and general counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (1990–1995). She began her career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow at Emory University School of Law, and later served as the Director, New Haven Legal Assistance Association, Inc. Later, while a cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, she argued successfully twice before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jake Belcher/Tufts University.

Funding for the 2022 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy was provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. For more information, check out the 2019 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy, 2020 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy, and 2021 Student Symposium in Cybersecurity Policy.