CMU Hosts White House Town Meeting on Cybersecurity


December 9, 2002

Howard Schmidt, vice chair of The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board (CIPB), led a town hall meeting at CMU in late October to stress securing the nation's critical infrastructure and discuss The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, released last September by the Bush Administration.

The standing-room-only crowd in McConomy Auditorium included representatives from industry, the university and local government. Participants took part in an interactive two-hour discussion to learn more about the national strategy and what they can do to protect our nation's infrastructure. Schmidt toured Carnegie Mellon's new Center for Communications and Computer Security (C3S), led by C3S Director Pradeep Khosla, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Head and Philip and Marsha Dowd Professor of ECE and Robotics.


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