National Security Law Journal Symposium on Data Breach at the University: Preparing Our Networks

Event Details

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  • Venue: George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
  • Division: The Henry G. Manne Program on the Law and Economics

With over 700 data breaches identified at educational institutions between 2005 to 2014, colleges and universities are a prime target for cyber attacks. University networks serve a wide variety of user groups and house a wealth of information. According to the Ponemon Institute, the per capita cost of a data breach is second only to the healthcare industry.

The National Security Law Journal, in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security, will host a Cybersecurity Tabletop Legal Exercise on Data Breach at the University: Preparing Our Networks. Participants included representatives from the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of Defense, Department of Education, the Virginia Governor’s office, the MS-ISAC, and several local universities. The symposium explored the unique cybersecurity challenges of a university environment, interdependencies with other sectors, and the potential legal implications of a data breach.

Note: This event was by invitation-only.