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Boise State Public Radio: “Here’s Who Really Has Access To Idaho’s Voter Data”

November 8, 2017

Politicians and companies aren’t the only ones interested in that data.

Bryan Cunningham, who heads the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute at University of California, Irvine, says a lot of hackers will follow what he calls the Willie Sutton rule.

“[Sutton] robbed banks because that’s where the money is. If it’s known, or easily discoverable, that a particular company is acquiring massive amounts of voter data then I would expect them to be targets,” Cunningham says.

Read the full story at Boise State Public Radio.

Open Rank Faculty Positions in Cybersecurity

September 27, 2017

The Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences (ICS) at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) is seeking exceptional candidates for two faculty positions at the assistant professor (tenure track) and associate professor (tenured) levels in the area of cybersecurity. However, applicants at a more senior level will also be considered. The two positions are open to all areas of cybersecurity. Of particular interest for one of the positions are candidates with a research interest and track record in both security and software engineering.

In addition to a faculty appointment in one of the departments in ICS, each new faculty member will be affiliated with the Institute for Software Research (ISR) and the Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI), thereby strengthening the ties between the two institutes, as well as creating new opportunities for innovative and multidisciplinary scholarship. ISR addresses socio-technical problems of software engineering. Its members include experts in software engineering as well as human-computer interaction and analysis of computer-supported work. CPRI focuses on legal, policy and technical issues related to cybersecurity and privacy. CPRI is a joint effort among eight schools and divisions across UCI.

https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04243

CPRI Event: Cybersecurity Workforce: 2020 on Oct. 11

September 11, 2017

Cybersecurity Workforce eventThe Cybersecurity Workforce: 2020
An Employer-Student Dialog

When: October 11, 2017, 3-6 pm
Where: Cal IT2 Building, UCI Campus

The Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI) is facilitating a discussion between industry and government cybersecurity professionals and UCI undergraduate and graduate students interested in careers in cybersecurity and related fields.
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IAPP: “How three West Coast law schools are filling the cyber-lawyer gap”

August 22, 2017

The course catalog at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI) doesn’t include cyberlaw. And yet, the school is part of one of the country’s fastest growing cybersecurity initiatives: the UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI). The CPRI is the child of six schools: law, information & computer science, engineering, physical sciences, social ecology, and social sciences. And, though not expressly stated anywhere, CPRI appears to be positioning itself to become the central academic hub of cybersecurity in Southern California. “I wouldn’t quite put it that way,” laughed Bryan Cunningham, the inaugural director of CPRI, when asked if that was UCI’s goal. “That said, we are an outward-facing multi-disciplinary effort focused on addressing technical, legal and policy challenges to cyber-threats.”

Read the full story at the International Association of Privacy Professionals website.

The Recorder: “Cyber Victims Defense Clinic to Launch at California Irvine School of Law”

July 26, 2017

Law school students will volunteer at the clinic and get cross-disciplinary specialized training in cybersecurity matters. The clinic will help the victims reach out to law enforcement and weigh civil legal options, according to Bryan Cunningham, the institute’s founding executive director.

“Of the key purposes [of the clinic] is to make law school students aware of the technology and policy issues, and get a cross-training approach to these things,” Cunningham told Legaltech News. At some later point, the clinic may also provide specialized training on cybersecurity to prosecutors, defense lawyers and judges, Cunningham said.

Read the story at The Recorder.

Lawfare: “New Cyber Initiatives from UC-Irvine’s new Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute”

July 16, 2017

The University of California, Irvine’s new Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute (CPRI), which opened last year under the directorship of Bryan Cunningham, launched several interesting new cybersecurity initiatives earlier this week, including a research project on cyberattack attribution and supply chain security; a law enforcement cyber training program; a cyber victims defense clinic, and a curriculum development effort for high school students.

Read the story at Lawfare.

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