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Policy in Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure: Past, Present, and Future

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Chris Bronk, Ph.D., will discuss the changes to policy in cybersecurity and critical infrastructure.

This Brown Bag (a lunch-and-learn) is sponsored by the BTI Institute. The event is free and open to the public. Food and beverages will be served. 




Speaker Biography: Dr. Chris Bronk is an assistant professor of computer and information systems and associate director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education. His research is focused in the area of cyber geopolitics with additional work in organizational innovation, knowledge management, and intelligence studies. Prior to arriving at the University of Houston, Bronk was the fellow for information technology policy at Rice University’s Baker Institute. Previously, he was a software developer in a technology startup and then spent time as a Foreign Service Officer, finishing his tenure at the U.S. State Department’s Office of eDiplomacy. In addition to significant work in the cyber security area he has published on issues including: broadband and wifi policy; IT sector energy consumption; intelligence and information sharing issues; and the area of computer security in the energy industry.Bronk has provided commentary and opinion for a variety of news outlets, including the New York Times, Foreign Policy, Der Spiegel, Scientific American, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, the BBC and the Houston Chronicle. Holding a Ph.D. from The Maxwell School of Syracuse University, Bronk also studied international relations at Oxford University and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Space City Room (SPACE214), Student Center South, University of Houston, 4455 University Dr., Houston, TX 77204

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