Announcement

Pitt Cyber is pleased to announce the grant recipients of its third round of Pitt Cyber Accelerator Grants (PCAG).

The grants to Pitt faculty provide initial funding for novel and innovative projects that advance Pitt Cyber’s mission:  to bring the breadth of one of the world’s leading public research universities to bear on the critical questions of networks, data, and algorithms, with a focus on the ever-changing gaps among law, policy, and technology.

This term’s recipients are:

Pitt Cyber released its 2018 Annual Report. Highlights of the institute’s second year include: 

Pitt Cyber’s Legal and Policy Scholar, Chris Deluzio, is testifying on March 26 before a Senate State Government Committee

Pitt Cyber’s commitment to collaboration with faculty and researchers continues with the announcement of eight new affiliate scholars and one affiliate practice scholar.

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.

 

Election Security Commission Urges PA to Issue Bonds, Require Audits and Create Emergency Plans to Protect Elections

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security today released a final report recommending legislators consider bond issuances to help counties purchase voting systems with paper ballots and implement mandatory post-election audits and election emergency plans before the 2020 presidential election.

Pitt Cyber announced three new affiliate scholars today: Rosta Farzan, Maria Kovacs, and Ana Radovic and affiliate practice scholar, Keith Mularski.

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 last week that it is a signatory of the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace, a political declaration to signal a global effort to create stability in cybersecurity. The Call has been signed by over 50 countries, including 27 of the 29 NATO members; technology companies like Microsoft, Google, and Intel; and academic and other non-governmental organizations from across the globe.