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Massachusetts

Online Day of Discovery: 21st Century Threats

Join a renowned journalist and a homeland security scholar for engaging lectures on cybersecurity and media literacy. Learn how to protect yourself from modern-day threats.
Program No. 24180RJ
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1 days
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Massachusetts

Online Day of Discovery: 21st Century Threats

Join a renowned journalist and a homeland security scholar for engaging lectures on cybersecurity and media literacy. Learn how to protect yourself from modern-day threats.
Length
1 days
Starts at
0
Program No. 24180 RJ
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Sep 28 - Sep 28, 2020
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 28 - Sep 28, 2020
Starting at
49

At a Glance

The 21st century is full of digital-age threats both to our overall national security and to the personal safety of the American people. Among those modern perils are cyber-attacks and the spread of disinformation, both from international sources and right here in the U.S. Join veteran New York Times and Baltimore Sun journalist Scott Shane and The George Washington University professor Dr. Scott White for a morning lecture and an interactive afternoon session as you learn about the history of disinformation and cybersecurity and what we can do to prevent becoming victims.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Find out how cybersecurity can be used to facilitate criminal activity from the director of the Cybersecurity Program at The George Washington University.
  • Learn how to separate truth from fiction in modern media from a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
  • Finish the day with an interactive small-group discussion and question and answer session with your instructors to get all your questions answered about cybersecurity and disinformation.

General Notes

Your online program will be between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (ET) with a 1-hour break for lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. The morning presentation is available to a large audience, while the afternoon private presentation and discussion is limited to 75 participants.
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Scott Shane
Scott Shane is a journalist and author who spent 15 years covering national security and other subjects for The New York Times, where he won Pulitzer Prizes in 2017 and 2018 with colleagues for stories on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. He reported for 21 years for The Baltimore Sun and is a former Moscow correspondent whose first book, “Dismantling Utopia,” is a firsthand account of the Soviet collapse. He has also written on interrogation and torture, terrorism and targeted killing, WikiLeaks and secrecy, the National Security Agency and many other topics. He is currently a visiting scholar at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Scott Shane is a journalist and author who spent 15 years covering national security and other subjects for The New York Times, where he won Pulitzer Prizes in 2017 and 2018 with colleagues for stories on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. He reported for 21 years for The Baltimore Sun and is a former Moscow correspondent whose first book, “Dismantling Utopia,” is a firsthand account of the Soviet collapse. He has also written on interrogation and torture, terrorism and targeted killing, WikiLeaks and secrecy, the National Security Agency and many other topics. He is currently a visiting scholar at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University.
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Dr. Scott J. White is an Associate Professor and Director of the Cybersecurity Program and Cyber Academy at The George Washington University. He holds a B.A. from York University (Toronto, Canada) an M.A. from the University of Guelph (Guelph, Canada) and a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol (Bristol, England). Prior to his appointment at GW, Dr. White was the founding Director of the Institute of Homeland Security Studies at Westfield State University (Westfield, Massachusetts) and Director of the Computing & Security Technology Program at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). He holds a Queen’s Commission and was an Officer with Canadian Forces Intelligence Command. In addition, following his doctoral studies, Dr. White was an Officer with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. He has consulted with law enforcement agencies and Fortune 500 companies in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
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The Bureau and the Mole
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Intelligence: From Secrets to Policy
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Of Spies and Lies
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Capturing Jonathan Pollard
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The Enemy Within: A History of Espionage
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Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI’s Robert Hanssen Betrayed America
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The Spy Next Door
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Charlie Wilson’s War
by Crile, George
Gatekeeper: Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner
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Cast No Shadow: The Life of the American Spy Who Changed the Course of World War II
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Spy Book: The Encyclopedia of Espionage
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