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September 26 Cybersecurity & Privacy Forum

Bridging Research and Practice
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The Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center (KCGC) will host the forum Cybersecurity and Privacy: Bridging Research and Practice on September 26, 2018, 3-5:00 p.m. in American University’s Bulter Board Room. This event will feature a keynote by Joe Valacich, Chief Science Officer of Neuro-ID and Eller Professor of Management Information Systems at University of Arizona. Professor Valacich will talk about how he has linked his research on insider threat detection with his commercialization activities. After the keynote, the forum will continue with a panel discussion on bridging research and practice in cybersecurity and privacy. Panelists include Patrick Carrick, Department of Homeland Security; Casey Evans, Kogod School of Business; Jules Polonetsky, Future of Privacy Forum; and Anthony Vance, Fox School of Business at Temple University.


American University’s Butler Board Room
Butler Pavilion, 6th Floor
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016


Wednesday, September 26 from 3-5 p.m.


We recommend that you use the Katzen Arts Center parking garage or the Sports Center parking garage. View map. 


Patrick Carrick Portrait

Patrick Carrick, Chief Scientist at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate

Patrick Carrick is the Chief Scientist at the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate. As a member of the Senior Executive Service, Dr. Carrick has served as the Director for Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA). As the HSARPA Director, he guided the management of the national technology research and development investment for DHS. Prior to becoming part of HSARPA, Dr. Carrick was the Director of the Basic Science Program Office and the Acting Director of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, in Arlington, Virginia where he guided the management of the entire basic research investment for the Air Force. Dr. Carrick earned his PhD degree in chemistry from Rice University in 1983 and was a faculty at Mississippi State University, and Director of the Shared Laser Facility at the University of Oregon prior to joining the Department of Defense in 1989. Dr. Carrick has published more than 25 articles in peer-reviewed professional journals.

Casey Evans

Casey Evans, Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Department of Accounting and Taxation, Kogod School of Business at American University

Professor Evans is the Director of the MS in Accounting and the Graduate Certificate in Forensica Accounting programs. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has extensive industry experience handling a range of forensic accounting issues, including fraud investigations, Securities and Exchange Commission and Department of Justice enforcement actions, financial reporting and disclosure issues, technical accounting issues, and internal control reviews.

Before joining the faculty, Evans was Senior Director of Forensic and Litigation Consulting at FTI Consulting, where she specialized in conducting complex forensic accounting and financial fraud investigations in conjunction with SEC, DOJ, and corporate audit committee inquiries. Beginning in early 2009, she was part of the team of FTI investigators responsible for investigating Bernard Madoff and Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, one of the largest investor frauds in American history.

Evans regularly speaks to professional organizations and government entities on various forensic accounting topics. She also serves on the Board of the Greater Washington Society of CPAs.

She has been awarded Kogod’s Professor of the Year multiple times and she teaches Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Advanced Forensic Accounting. She is a Research Fellow for Kogod’s Cybersecurity Governance Center. Evans’ area of research is in fraud detection with a current focus on cyber security and cyber fraud tools.

Jules Polonetsky

Jules Polonetsky, CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum 

Jules Polonetsky serves as CEO of the Future of Privacy Forum[JM1] (FPF), a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization that serves as a catalyst for privacy leadership and scholarship, advancing principled data practices in support of emerging technologies. FPF is supported by the chief privacy officers of more than 130 leading companies, several foundations, as well as by an advisory board comprised of the country’s leading academics and advocates. FPF’s current projects focus on big data, mobile, location, apps, the internet of things, wearables, de-identification, connected cars and student privacy.

Jules’ previous roles have included serving as Chief Privacy Officer at AOL and at DoubleClick; as Consumer Affairs Commissioner for New York City; as an elected New York State Legislator and as a congressional staffer; and as an attorney.

He has also served on the boards of a number of privacy and consumer protection organizations, including TRUSTe, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and the Network Advertising Initiative. Jules is a regular speaker at privacy and technology events and has testified or presented before Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

Jules is co-editor of The Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, published by Cambridge University Press (2018).

More of his writing and research can be found on Google Scholar and SSRN.

Joseph Valacich

Joe Valacich, Eller College of Management at University of Arizona and Neuro-ID, Inc. 

Joseph (Joe) S. Valacich is the Eller Professor of MIS within the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona, a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems (2009), and is a co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Neuro-ID, Inc. His primary research interests include deception detection, human-computer interaction, data visualization, cyber security, and e-business. Dr. Valacich is a prolific scholar, publishing more than 200 scholarly articles in numerous prestigious journals and conferences, including: Academy of Management Journal, Communications of the ACM, Decision Sciences, Information Systems Research, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of the AIS, Journal of MIS, MIS Quarterly, Management Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and many others. His scholarly work has had a tremendous impact not only on the IS field, but also on a number of other disciplines, including computer science, cognitive and social psychology, marketing, and management. In August 2018, Google Scholar lists his citation counts as more than 22,900, with an H- index of 69. He was the general conference co-chair for the 2003 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) and the 2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS); both were held in Seattle. He is the Honorary Chair for the 2021 ICIS conference to be held in Austin, Texas.

Anthony Vance

Anthony Vance, Fox School of Business at Temple University

Anthony Vance is an associate professor and Elmer R. Deaver Research Fellow in the Department of Management Information Systems of the Fox School of Business at Temple University. He serves as the Director of the Center for Cybersecurity at the Fox School. He earned Ph.D. degrees in Information Systems from Georgia State University, USA; the University of Paris— Dauphine, France; and the University of Oulu, Finland. His previous experience includes working as a security consultant at Deloitte and as a research professor in the Information Systems Security Research Center at the University of Oulu. His research focuses on behavioral and neuroscience applications to information security. His work is published in outlets such as MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, and Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). He currently is an associate editor at MIS Quarterly and serves on the editorial board of Journal of the Association for Information Systems.

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