The Moral Importance of Cybersecurity | IEEE TechEthics Virtual Panel

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About the Video: What benefits and harms can cybersecurity bring, either from its implementation or from a lack of it? And who is accountable for these? This panel addresses the ethical benefits and risks associated with cybersecurity technologies.

About the Panelists:

Terry Benzel is the director of the Networking and Cybersecurity Division at the University of Southern California's Information Sciences Institute (ISI). Benzel has served as the PI and director of outreach for the DETER Cybersecurity Experimentation Project for more than 10 years. She is responsible for overall project management, R&D and advanced testbed development and operations. Recently she has overseen DETER extensions for CPS and led several teams including the Smart Energy CPS team for the White House Smart America Challenge. Her research interests are in the science of cybersecurity experimentation and next-generation distributed experimentation methodologies. Benzel participates in business development, technology transfer and special projects with industrial and academic partners. She has served as an advisor to government and industry on R&D strategy and roadmap development, providing guidance to the National Science Foundation, White House Office of Science Technology and Policy, Critical Infrastructure Assurance Office, Department of Defense, and industry alliances. Benzel has testified twice before the U.S. House Committee on Science. She is actively engaged in outreach to the research community and is a key contributor to the design of Cyber Experimentation of the Future Frameworks and the establishment of working groups around new architectures.

Hinne Hettema is a cybersecurity incident responder and operational security leader. He trained as a theoretical chemist and as a philosopher, completing PhDs in 1993 and 2012. He has worked in various roles in IT since 1997, and is an honorary research fellow in philosophy at the University of Auckland. He is interested in the philosophy of cyber security primarily from the role it plays in maintaining (or damaging) the social compact of societies. He is the vice chair of www.nzitf.org.nz and a liaison member of first.org.

Erin Kenneally is currently serving out her role as Program Manager in the Cyber Security Division for the U.S. Dept of Homeland Security, Science & Technology Directorate. Her portfolio comprises cybersecurity research infrastructure, privacy, cyber risk economics, and technology ethics. She manages the IMPACT (Information Marketplace for Policy and Analysis of Cyber-risk and Trust), CYRIE (Cyber Risk Economics), and Data Privacy programs. Kenneally is Founder and CEO of Elchemy, Inc., and served as Technology-Law Specialist at the International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) and the Center for Internet Data Analysis (CAIDA) and Center for Evidence-based Security Research (CESR) at the University of California, San Diego. Erin is a licensed Attorney specializing in information technology law, including privacy technology, data protection, artificial intelligence ethics and legal risk, trusted information sharing, technology policy, cybercrime, data ethics, and emergent IT legal risks. She holds Juris Doctorate and Masters of Forensic Sciences degrees and is a graduate of Syracuse University and The George Washington University.

Mark A. Vasquez (moderator) is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) with over 25 years of experience in association management at IEEE. He serves as the program manager for IEEE TechEthics, a program that drives conversations about the ethical and societal impacts of technology. In this capacity, he works to develop relationships with others in the technology ethics community, produces events, convenes thought leaders, and more. Mark is an engineering graduate of The Cooper Union.

Recorded on 9 July 2019 as part of the IEEE TechEthics Conversations Series.

About the Video: What benefits and harms can cybersecurity bring, either from its implementation or from a lack of it? And who is accountable for these? This panel addresses the ethical benefits and risks associated with cybersecurity technologies.

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