CSI’s Steve Myers Lead Speaker at IEDC Bloomington Cybersecurity Town Hall

CSI's Steve Myers Lead Speaker at IEDC Bloomington Cybersecurity Town Hall


The Indiana Economic Development Corporation held a Bloomington Cybersecurity Town Hall on January 25th, 2017.   Attendees included business leaders and owners, professionals in the field of technology, local leaders as well as military stakeholders and the general public.

Center for Security Informatics professor Steve Myers was the lead speaker and gave a focussed presentation on the key, multidisciplinary research and outreach that Indiana University is spearheading in conjunction with CACR, Kelly School of Business, The Maurer School of Law, the Department of Defense, various industry partners as well as the National Science Foundation.  Information privacy, Internet of Things security, malware defense, and the evolution of business and personal law were all discussed.

Sponsored by the IEDC and held at the Ivy Tech Community College, the town hall is part of the state of Indiana's larger $1 Billion initiative to spur entrepreneurial innovation which iedc.in.gov describes as:

"Governor Holcomb’s plan to invest $1 billion in innovation and entrepreneurship in Indiana, which centers on collaboration and strategic partnerships, will strengthen and accelerate Hoosier innovation, ensuring that Indiana plays a leading role in solving 21st century challenges while supporting long-term economic growth, job creation and talent attraction."

Steven Myers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, where he is also a member of the Center for Applied Cybersecurity. His research interests are in all areas of cryptography, and computer and systems security with a specific interest in phishing and new hetremorphic attacks. He has written dozens of  papers, led panels, and given invited talks in fields ranging from Cryptography and Computer Security to Distributed Systems and Probabilistic Combinatorics. He has held research grants as a PI and Co-PI from the NSF and DARPA. He co-edited the book ‘Phishing & Countermeasures: Understanding the Increasing Problem of Electronic Identity Theft’ with Markus Jakobsson (Wiley Press, 2007), the first and still only comprehensive academic text dealing with the subject of Phishing.