The Blue Ribbon Commission is an independent, non-partisan commission studying Pennsylvania’s election security. We are convening experts and leaders with a clear goal: strengthening the security of the systems on which Pennsylvanians rely to exercise their right to vote.
Founding Director David Hickton spoke with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow about nation-state election hacking.
We are pleased to announce Martin Lindner as an Affiliate Practice Scholar. Affiliate Practice Scholars from across disciplines and industries join Pitt Cyber’s Affiliate Scholars, faculty from across the University of Pittsburgh, to collaborate and be a source of practical experience and expertise for research, experiential learning, and discussion.
Michael Poznansky, Pitt Cyber affiliate scholar and professor of International Affairs and Intelligence Studies, and Evan Perkoski, professor at the University of Connecticut, recently published "Rethinking Secrecy in Cyberspace: The Politics of Voluntary Attribution” in the Journal of Global Security Studies. The article addresses an important question in the scholarly study of cyber conflict: Why do some actors willingly claim credit for their operations while others cling to anonymity?
Thanks to our partner Robert Morris University and sponsor Microsoft, we registered 250 high school students for our Air Force Association CyberCamp this summer. Are you excited to learn more about cybersecurity? If so, consider CyberPatriot XI, the national youth cyber defense competition that occurs during the school year. Top teams earn an all-expenses paid trip to the National Finals Competition, where they compete for scholarships.
We are excited to announce three Affiliate Practice Scholars: Lieutenant Colonel Diana Bishop, Detachment 730 Commander, US Air Force ROTC; attorney Michael Comber; and Leona Mitchell, professor of practice at Pitt’s School of Computing and Information.