Cybersecurity expert to discuss nation’s potential targets

Cybersecurity expert Melissa Hathaway will discuss several potential targets within the nation’s cyberspace, especially private-sector networks, when she visits Salve Regina Wednesday, Nov. 6 for a lecture sponsored by the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.

“Strategic Advantage: Why American Corporations Should Care About Cybersecurity” will be held at 7 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to (401) 341-2927 or

Corporate America is constantly being targeted by cyber attacks and cyber espionage, and its brand integrity and market advantage are increasingly at stake. Hathaway will discuss common vulnerabilities that allow cyber attacks to succeed and what companies can do to better protect themselves.

Hathaway is president of Hathaway Global Strategies LLC and a senior adviser at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She served in two presidential administrations, spearheading the cyberspace policy review for President Obama and leading the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative for President George W. Bush.

A frequent keynote speaker on cybersecurity matters, Hathaway also regularly publishes papers and commentary in the field. Her efforts are intended to raise public awareness about real-world problems and build information and research bridges among academic, industrial and government stakeholders.

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