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Pacific Club’s Distinguished Speakers’ Series Presents Bryan Cunningham June 28

June 21, 2017

Executive Director of UCI’s Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute Bryan Cunningham will be speaking at The Pacific Club in Newport Beach on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. as part of The Pacific Club’s Distinguished Speakers’ Series. Cunningham will be speaking on “Cyber Security and its impact on the US and the World.”

The breakfast and discussion of current cybersecurity challenges begins at 7:30 a.m. Space is limited and there is a $25 per-person fee to attend. The dress is business casual, and all guests are welcome. For more information and to RSVP, please call 949-955-1123.

Irvine, Newport Beach rated among top cybersecurity hubs in U.S.

May 22, 2017

Cybersecurity professionals looking at top destinations for work-life balance will want to consider Newport Beach and Irvine,according to a recent report by GoodCall LLC, which ranked the Orange Counties No. 4 and No. 26, respectively, out of 221 U.S. cities for available cybersecurity jobs and high salary potential, as well as affordable living and generous amenities. The two Southern California cities ranked high for offering continuous sunshine, coastal living and master-planned convenience to residents. In particular, Newport Beach scored high on salary and amenities potential for new and seasoned cybersecurity experts alike.

When it came to the number of jobs available in the cybersecurity sector, Irvine was ranked No. 34, coming out just above Newport Beach at No. 35.
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Bryan Cunningham on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

December 1, 2016

bryancunningham-cnn-screen-shot-2016-12-01Topic: Growing Concern about Election Day Cyberattacks by Russia
Aired: Nov. 4, 2016
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“If you shut down or disable or undermine the communications that people are using to figure out where to vote and to actually deal with traffic and things like that, you could create massive delays and lines,” said Bryan Cunningham, UC Irvine Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute.

Waging war with no bombs or missiles

November 30, 2016

“Cyberspace is the Wild West. There is no consensus over how nations should behave in using cyber weapons,” said Bryan Cunningham, the former CIA officer who heads UC Irvine’s new Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute.

“There’s no treaty that specifies what cyber activities rise to the level of armed aggression warranting a response. No one knows where the lines are, and that’s a dangerous situation. An adversary could miscalculate, taking an offensive cyber action thinking it’s below the threshold for response. But the victim nation sees it differently, triggering a much larger cyber or kinetic war than intended by the attacker.”

Read the full story at The San Diego Union-Tribune.