Cranor Featured as Panelist at White House Cybersecurity Summit

Byron SpiceThursday, February 12, 2015

Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, was a panelist at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Feb. 13 at Stanford University.

President Barack Obama announced the summit as a way of bringing together stakeholders from industry, tech companies and law enforcement, as well as consumer and privacy advocates, law professors and students, to explore how best to bolster cybersecurity.

Cranor, director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, was part of a breakout session panel discussing “Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password,” along with CEOs of Yubikey, and LexisNexis.

She was one of six representatives from Carnegie Mellon University in attendance. The others were David Brumley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Kiron Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences, and Greg Shannon, Bill Wilson and Kevin Fall of the Software Engineering Institute.

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