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.

ETHNews: “FDD and CPRI Research Blockchain For Supply Chain Protection”

July 12, 2017

Manufacturing supply chains will play a huge role in advancing globalization into the future. However, just as in any other industry, supply chain management has its faults. Hidden behind the guise of legitimate trade partners, rival states can endanger the national security of their contenders. This includes deploying large-scale, sophisticated, and malicious supply chain attacks that assist bad actors with economic espionage and can threaten the physical security of a nation in the long run.

Read the full story at ETHNews.

UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute launches initiatives to combat cyber threats

July 11, 2017

New initiatives from the Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine will help combat one of our greatest security challenges: vulnerabilities and attacks in cyberspace.

These efforts include research on cyberattack attribution and supply chain security, the development of law enforcement training, the launch of a cyber victims defense clinic, and a curriculum development effort for high school students. They reflect CPRI’s critical mission to develop multidisciplinary solutions to cybersecurity challenges at the intersection of technology, law and policy.

“CPRI brings together the best and brightest cybersecurity experts from the private sector and UCI’s world-class faculty to find technological, legal and policy solutions to cyber threats, while protecting and enhancing individual privacy and civil liberties,” said Bryan Cunningham, CPRI’s founding executive director.

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.

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.

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