World-renowned “Security Guru” will close URI Honors Colloquium, Dec. 2

KINGSTON, R.I. – Nov. 17, 2014 – The final Honors Colloquium lecture will welcome internationally renowned expert on cyber security, Bruce Schneier on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 7:30 p.m. The free, public lecture talk is titled, “Surveillance and Power.” The lecture will be held in Edwards Hall Auditorium, 64 Upper College Road.

The presenting sponsor is Cox Business. Thanks to the generosity of Cox Business a free iPad mini will be given away at each event. You must attend the event to have a chance to win.

Dubbed a “security guru” by The Economist, Schneier has published 12 books on the subjects of computer security and cryptography. His monthly newsletter Crypto-Gram, and his blog, Schneier on Security, are read by more than 250,000 people. Schneier’s frequent postings range from short quips to articles detailing serious security issues.

Schneier is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, a program fellow at the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Institute, a board member of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an advisory board member of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, and the chief technology officer at Co3 Systems, Inc.

The lecture will explore the benefits, and harms of a surveillance-driven society. Schneier will discuss why society need to design policies that limit corporate and government intrusions into our privacy, while at the same time reimagining our society in ways that can reap the benefits of our collective surveillance data.

Click here for a full schedule of Cybersecurity and Privacy speakers.

Those unable to attend the lecture can watch it live online at URI Live!

Presenting Sponsor: Cox Business

Major Sponsors: URI Honors Program.

URI Office of the President; Uri Office of the Provost; The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities Endowment; The Thomas Silvia and Shannon Chandley Honors Colloquium Endowment;
URI College of Human Science and Services;
URI Talent Development;
URI Multicultural Center;
URI College of Arts & Sciences;
URI Harrington School of Communications and Media;
URI John Hazen White, Sr. Center for Ethics and Public Service;
URI College of Pharmacy;
URI College of Engineering;
URI College of the Environment and Life Sciences;
URI College of Nursing;
URI College of Business Administration;
URI Division of Student Affairs;
URI Department of Communications and Marketing;
URI Department of Publications and Services;
URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services.

This release was written by Caitlin Musselman, a URI Marketing and Communications intern and a public relations and political science major.