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Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce its awardees for the 2020 Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants Program (PCAG). PCAG provides support for projects that aim to establish or reinforce Pitt and Pitt Cyber as places of distinction and excellence in cyber studies and practice.

Pitt Cyber announced today that Sean Sweeney is joining the institute as an affiliate scholar. Sweeney is senior director and chief security advisor in Microsoft’s Cybersecurity Solutions Group. In this role, he is responsible for aligning and mobilizing cybersecurity advisors and architects across the United States, Canada, and Latin America to deliver thought leadership and customer engagement.

Pitt Cyber announced today that Brian Geffert is joining the institute as an affiliate practice scholar. Geffert is the global chief information security officer of KPMG International, where he leads information security and privacy in support of KPMG’s 120+ Member Firms around the world. 

Pitt Cyber announced two new affiliate scholars today:  Stephen Lee and Lingfei Wu.

Pitt Cyber affiliate scholars are drawn from faculty across the University of Pittsburgh and are selected for their excellence in cyber-themed research and teaching. Affiliate scholars are a source for transdisciplinary collaboration and innovation across Pitt and beyond.

Pitt Cyber announced Harvey Rishikof is joining the Institute as an affiliate practice scholar. Rishikof is the director of cybersecurity at the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security at the University of Maryland and a visiting professor of law at Temple University Beasley School of Law. Rishikof is senior counselor to the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Law and National Security. Rishikof advises extensively on cybersecurity policy and national security legal issues.

The University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security (Pitt Cyber) announced today that Professor Michael Colaresi will serve as the Institute’s research and academic director.