C3S Hosts Author of Book About Anthrax in America


April 7, 2003

Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Computer and Communications Security (C3S) will host award-winning Washington Post investigative reporter and editor Marilyn Thompson, as she discusses her new book about the year in which bioterrorism became reality in the United States.

Thompson's book, "The Killer Strain - Anthrax and a Government Exposed," goes behind the scenes to examine the response by federal agencies to the anthrax attacks of 2001. Based on hundreds of hours of interviews and a review of thousands of pages of government documents, "The Killer Strain" reveals unsung victims and heroes in the anthrax debacle. It also examines the FBI's slow-paced investigation into the crimes and the unprecedented scientific challenges posed by the case.

The talk is on April 7, 2003 at noon in Room 1112 of Hamerschlag Hall, on the Carnegie Mellon campus. It is free and open to the public.

Thompson is also a judge for Carnegie Mellon's new Cybersecurity Journalism Award.


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