Google, UMD Collaborate on New Cybersecurity Seminar Series

Vint Cerf, Google

Google and the University of Maryland have teamed up to develop a cybersecurity seminar series that will feature speakers from industry, academia and government, addressing topics related to cybersecurity, including technology, policy and economics.

Invited speakers will also examine the impact that cybersecurity threats and protective measures are having on privacy, identity, social networks, business and national security.

The new series will be organized by the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, which brings together faculty experts from engineering and computer science with colleagues from across campus in areas such as information sciences, business, public policy, social sciences and economics.

Google has committed to a three-year sponsorship of the new series, which will feature three seminars per semester, with a total of six per year.

The series will kick off April 7 at 5 p.m. with a special talk by Vint Cerf, Google’s chief Internet evangelist, on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus. Held in the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building Rotunda, Cerf’s talk will focus on whether the Internet can be made safe. Registration is required and can be done at

The second seminar will be held April 21, at 5 p.m., and will feature Martin Roesch, CTO of Sourcefire, a cybersecurity solutions provider. The title of his talk will be “Intrusion Detection and Network Security Perspectives From A Veteran.”

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