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Hutton Honors College

 — Indiana University

Cyber Threats and Cyber War

An Undergraduate Pizza Discussion Supper with Cyber Security Expert Fred Cate

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Hutton Honors College Great Room, 811 E. Seventh Street
Sign-up Required (details below)

IU Alumna Libby Baney

Cyberspace is the new battleground for state and non-state actors to gather information, interrupt communication flows, target vulnerable resources, and wage war. These activities, which are real and expanding, are especially threatening for many reasons, including the fact that they occur outside of longstanding legal rules that regulate the conduct of war in the physical world. How should nations respond? Do we need a Geneva Convention for cyber warfare? What should we be doing now, and what are the risks if we fail to act? Please join us as Professor Fred Cate tackles these and other questions.

Fred H. Cate is a Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. He is co-director of the university's Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information and director of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (a National Center of Academic Excellence in both Information Assurance Research and Information Assurance Education).

Professor Cate is a senior policy advisor to the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, a member of Microsoft's Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, Intel's Privacy and Security External Advisory Board, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Privacy Advisory Board, the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Privacy Oversight Board, and the Board of Directors of The Privacy Projects.

Professor Cate testifies regularly before congressional committees and is the author of more than 100 articles and books. He is one of the founding editors of the Oxford University Press journal, International Data Privacy Law. He is also the President and a Fellow of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and an elected member of the American Law Institute.

SIGN-UP INFO: If you are interested in attending this undergraduate event, please e-mail Anna Duquaine (, indicating you wish to sign up for the "Cyber Threats" program and include your name, e-mail address, year in school, and field(s) of study. Space is limited so we will let you know by e-mail if a space was available when you replied. The supper is co-sponsored by the Wells Scholars Program.

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