Congressman Langevin to address cybercrime as part of URI Honors Colloquium, Oct 21

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Panel to feature URI alumnus, computer security expert


KINGSTON, R.I. – October 9, 2014 – Congressman Jim Langevin will headline a panel on Cybercrime at the University of Rhode Island Honors Colloquium, Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.


The free public lecture will be held in Edwards Hall, 64 Upper College Road, on the Kingston campus, as a part of URI’s 2014 Honors Colloquium, “Cybersecurity & Privacy.”

The presenting sponsor for the entire colloquium 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.


Langevin has served as the representative for Rhode Island’s second congressional district since 2001. He is also co-founder and co-chair of the bipartisan House Cybersecurity Caucus. Langevin has been a leader in raising awareness of cybersecurity issues in Congress and has fostered conversation about the critical issues facing the nation. Langevin has played a major role in helping URI develop its highly successful Cybersecurity Symposiums.

Other panelists are:


• Roby Luna, a 2004 URI alumnus who received his bachelor of science degree in management and information systems from the College of Business Administration. Luna is founder and president of Aretec, Inc. a Washington, D.C. information technology and services firm specializing in computer security and information assurance. Luna also has experience as a technical director for security engineering at SMS Data Products, a principal computer network defense manager for SRA International, and a data security analyst for both Sprint and Guardent.


• Cheri Caddy, the director for Cyber Policy Integration at the National Security Staff, where she reports to the Special Advisor to the President on Cybersecurity. Caddy shapes national policies for improving cyber protection for federal networks, but she is particularly focused on advancing efficient, secure cyber threat and incident information sharing among a broad set of stakeholders including federal, state/local/tribal governments and private sector partners. She also has worked with classified counterterrorism information.


• Ronald Yearwood is the section chief of cyber operations in the FBI’s Cyber Division. For the last 17 years, Yearwood has worked in a number of offices, including Boston, Houston, and two tours in the FBI headquarters in Washington. While working in Houston he managed the FBI’s regional digital forensics center. He has also led and managed investigations into computer intrusions, Internet fraud, terrorism and emerging terrorist incidents.


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


Click here for more information on the Colloquium.


In addition to Cox Business, the colloquium is sponsored by the URI Honors Program, URI Office of the President; URI Office of the Provost; The Mark and Donna Ross Honors Colloquium Humanities 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 Nursing; URI College of Business Administration; URI Division of Student Affairs; URI Department of Communication and Marketing; URI Department of Publications and Creative Services; URI ITS Instructional Technology and Media Services.


This release was written by Rachel Smith, a graduate student assistant for the URI Marketing & Communication.