June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter June meeting topic:

by Lawrence A. Gordon

Cybersecurity is fundamental to the survival of organizations in our interconnected digital world.  Accordingly, a key question that must be addressed by organizations is: How much should an organization spend on cybersecurity activities and how should those funds be allocated?  The objective of the talk by Dr. Lawrence A. Gordon, EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance, at the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, is to discuss how the Gordon-Loeb Model for Cybersecurity Investments can be used to help organizations answer the above question. Details underlying his talk can be found in his recent coauthored paper at: http://file.scirp.org/pdf/JIS_2016032315382494.pdf.


About the Speaker
Dr. Lawrence A. Gordon is the Ernst & Young Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and Information Assurance at UMD’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, and an Affiliate Professor in the UMD Institute for Advanced Computer Studies. He is also an active participant in the Maryland Cybersecurity Center, a new research/education Center at the UMD. His Ph.D. is in Managerial Economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is the author of more than 90 articles, published in such journals as ACM Transactions on Information and System Security, Journal of Computer Security and The Accounting Review. He is the author of several books, including Managing Cybersecurity Resources:A Cost-Benefit Analysis, and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy. In 2007, Dr. Gordon provided Congressional Testimony on cybersecurity economics before a Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security. He is a frequent speaker at universities and professional meetings around the world, has been a consultant to many major private and public sector organizations. Dr. Gordon’s former Ph.D. students are distinguished faculty members at many top universities in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In two authoritative studies, Dr. Gordon was cited as being among the world’s most influential/productive accounting researchers.



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Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016 6:30 PM

Government Publishing Office
Room A138
732 N. Capitol St.
Washington, DC, 20401

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