On November 19, 2015, the Center for Securities Studies and Ntrepid, a cybersecurity firm, partnered to host the inaugural Ntrepid-CSS Cyber Symposium featuring the Fall 2015 CSS Ntrepid Fellows. This Fall, Ntrepid selected two current SSP students as its first Ntrepid Fellows and funded their research on an emerging cybersecurity threat issue.
The attendees included a number of current SSP students and recent alumni as well as the broader Georgetown community and local cybersecurity practitioners in the DC area. The evening's first presenter, Brittney Farrar, focused her research on cyber insurance in the evolving cyber threat environment. Likewise, Marika Van Laan focused her research on the use of crypto-currencies by violent non-state actors.
The presentations were followed by an expert panel discussion including Charlie Englehart, President, Ntrepid and SFS Alumni, Joshua Steinman, SSP Alumni and Visiting Research Fellow, and John Lynch, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice. The panel was moderated by SSP Adjunct Faculty member Col. David Fahrenkrug.
The Center for Security Studies looks forward to continuing the Ntrepid Cyber Fellowship in future semesters as our students continue to pursue groundbreaking research in cybersecurity.