| by Elle Zesky

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On February 10, 2021, The Center for Careers and Internships’ Middlebury Professional Network, in collaboration with Middlebury in DC, the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, and the Cyber Collaborative brings you a discussion among professionals who have a variety of vantage points on the cyberspace challenges.  


As of 2020, at least a third of all data passes through the cloud, and within five years, there will be over 50 billion smart connected devices in the world.  5G and increased bandwidth will enable machines, robots, and autonomous vehicles to collect and transfer more data than ever, leading to advances in the area of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart machinery.  The recent Russian cyber attacks through SolarWinds serves notice that with these technological advances come great concerns regarding data privacy, data security, and how cyberspace should be governed.

Live from DC: Growing Challenges in Cyber Security

This discussion will be conducted via Zoom webinar, connecting the professional guests with students from both the Middlebury and Monterey campuses, as well as, alumni and parents of the Middlebury community.  The panelists include:

Host: Robert Siudak, Visiting Fellow, Cyber Collaborative and Adjunct Faculty, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Eli Sugarman ‘02, Program Officer for the Cyber Initiative, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Mia Little ‘07, Cyber Security Attorney - Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft
Adam Markun ‘17, Security Analyst, FireEye