Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection

Achieving cyber resilience through education, research and policy 


2020 Cybersecurity and privacy protection conference

RESCHEDULED NOW VIRTUAL: September 17, 2020 - 12:00- 5:15 pm and September 18, 2020 12:00-5:00 pm. Details on the Conference site.

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Recent News and Events

2.20.20-- Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today released the final report of the Facial Recognition Advisory Task Force, which makes thirteen recommendations for maintaining Ohio's centralized facial recognition system as an effective tool for law enforcement while protecting privacy and civil liberties. AG Yost appointed Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Professor Brian Ray to the Advisory Board because of the extensive research he and several other Cleveland State University faculty, including CMLAW Professors Jonathan Witmer-Rich and Joseph Mead and Urban Studies Professor Nicholas Zingale have conducted over the past several years on smart cities and surveillance technologies as part of the Internet of Things Collaborative and with generous support from the Charles Koch Foundation. This same group of faculty has partnered with the Future of Privacy Forum to host a conference on Smart Cities, Surveillance and Privacy at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on March 26 that will bring together national experts to discuss how governments across the country are addressing the privacy and civil liberties concerns that technologies like facial recognition raise. General registration is free but pre-registration is required.

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About the Center

Cybersecurity, privacy, and information management raise a constellation of critical issues facing every business, governmental/national security, health delivery, retail, and educational entity. Insecure and poorly managed information systems pose significant risks to critical assets and can result in significant legal liability and reputational injuries.

The Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection takes a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach to address privacy and cyber-risk management concerns. Through innovative programming, training and practical research, the Center:

  • Builds partnerships bridging organizational, professional and political divisions;
  • Integrates technical, legal, and business perspectives; 
  • Creates dialogue between government agencies and regulated entities;
  • Promotes creative legal, technical, managerial and regulatory approaches to security and privacy.

The Center will provide substantial opportunities for law students to equip themselves via coursework, externships and research for the myriad new permanent positions developing in this field.


The Center fosters strategic, cross-disciplinary relationships among experts in law, computer science and business to address the pervasive risks in the cyber world.

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National Advisory Board

The prominent, accomplished leaders on our growing national advisory board ensure the focus of our work is consistently leading-edge and relevant. 

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News and Events Archives

August 2, 2018: CyberOhio’s CyberInspire Day-Camp

Founding Co-Director Candice Hoke speaks on two panels: 

Oct. 30, 2017: Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science: "Electronic Voting: Sufficient Integrity & Security? 
Nov. 1, 2017: Penn State, Harrisburg: ELECTION SECURITY: Lessons Learned from the 2016 Presidential Elections and What Pennsylvania Should Do 

Professor Ray talks to WalletHub about Identity Theft




RNC Cybersecurity Forum: Seven Takeaways on the State of Cybersecurity

Congressional Cybersecurity Poicy Leaders Rep. Michael McCaul and Rep. Mike Rogers headline Center's RNC Cybersecurity Forum

Leading Cybersecurity and Privacy Regulators Travis LeBlanc and Devin McGraw keynote Center's first annual Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Conference

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