Please join us for Cyber Resilience: Decreasing Risk to Empower Growth, a free webinar designed to create partnerships between private, academic, and government leaders to boost the resilience of the critical digital systems we depend on to do business, serve our communities, and stay connected.
This event is part of a series sponsored by the New Jersey Smart Cities Working Group.
- Michael Geraghty, Chief Information Security Officer, State of New Jersey
- Melissa Kozakiewicz, Director – Office of Innovation, City of Jersey City
- Gurdeep Kaur, Chief Information Security Officer, PSEG
Faculty Presentations from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Stevens Institute of Technology, Kean University, and Princeton University.
Moderated by Michael van Ter Sluis, Executive Director, New Jersey Innovation Institute.
Michael Van Ter Sluis
Chief Information Security Officer, State of New Jersey
Director Geraghty is responsible for providing strategic vision, leadership, and oversight for cybersecurity across the Executive Branch of NJ State Government to ensure information security initiatives are aligned with the State's business goals and objectives.
Director – Office of Innovation, City of Jersey City
Melissa leads Jersey City’s smart cities efforts while overseeing the City’s fundraising, data, innovation, and sustainability teams.
Chief Information Security Officer, PSEG
Gurdeep is a passionate, driven, award-winning leader in information technology, specializing in Cybersecurity and Risk Management. 20 years of success in Fortune 100 organizations.
Dr. Shucheng Yu
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering – Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. Kaijian Liu
Assistant Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering – Stevens Institute of Technology
Dr. H Vicent Poor
Michael Henry Strater University Professor of Electrical Engineering – Princeton University
Stanley J. Mierzwa, M.S., CISSP
Managing Assistant Director and Cybersecurity Lecturer, Center for Cybersecurity – Kean University
Dr. Patricia Morreale
Professor & Director, School of Computer Science & Technology – Kean University
Dr. Qiang Tang
Assistant Professor, Computer Science – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Presentation Title: Scientific Foundation of Securing Digital Assets
Dr. Joerg Kliewer
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Presentation Title: Can I Trust You? Authentication for the Internet-of-Things
Dr. Abdallah Khreishah
Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering – New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cyber resilience has recently taken on a broader meaning as the nation continues to endure a global pandemic that limits physical engagement. Agile community leaders and managers are using technology in novel ways to improve citizen engagement and drive resource flexibility and efficiency – pandemic-driven or otherwise. Simultaneously, the distinction between the physical and digital with respect to our public infrastructure becomes blurrier each day.
As organizations adopt new digital tools, however, they are increasing the points of attack by malicious actors. Just since 2019, more than 1,500 cybersecurity incidents have been reported to the NJCCIC (NJ Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell). The risk of cyber threats can slow digital transformation and hinder progress towards an innovation-driven economy. Therefore, a safe, secure, and trustworthy digital environment is a prerequisite for future growth and prosperity.
This session will explore the perspectives and needs of municipal, state, and private sector leaders responsible for securing our public and private networks and will highlight opportunities for faculty to form new collaborations with a wide range of stakeholders to advance the frontier of cybersecurity science and technology.
ABOUT NJII AND CIVIC TRANSFORMATION
The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), an NJIT corporation, was founded in 2014 and helps turn ideas into workable solutions across six divisions: biopharma, data and advanced technology, defense and homeland security, entrepreneurship, healthcare delivery, and human capital.
NJII’s Civic Transformation program works with governments, developers, and technology providers to design, launch, and implement transformational place-based initiatives. With a vital community-first approach, we help empower your citizens to guide meaningful and inclusive change.
ABOUT SMART CITY WORKING GROUP
The NJ Smart City Working Group was formed to pursue collaborative research opportunities for Smart Cities among universities, industry, government, and associations in the NJ Region, to advance municipal sustainability, equity, and prosperity in NJ cities and regions.
OTHER EVENTS IN THIS SERIES
This webinar is the third, and final event on Urban Resilience, focusing on the inter-related areas of Water, Energy, and Information Systems. The goal of the series is to deepen relationships between NJ research universities and urban resilience professionals in service of creating collaborative teams to secure federal funding and raise New Jersey’s profile to a national leader in Smart City initiatives.