Latest Cybersecurity News & Events

$90K research project funded by Public-Interest Technology University Network (PIT-UN) examines consumer data privacy laws and equity impact assessments for surveillance technology

The recent reversal of Roe v. Wade has lit a spotlight on the question surrounding digital surveillance and data privacy. In states where abortions are illegal, can women seeking abortions be tracked digitally, and therefore, prosecuted?

The Federal Trade Commission has published the keynote address that FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Samuel Levine gave at the 2022 Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection Conference held at CSU C|M|LAW in May. His remarks provided details on a number of significant policy developments in the Commission's approach to protecting consumer data privacy and security.

The Gula Tech Foundation selected Cleveland State University's Center for Cybersecurity & Privacy Protection as the third-place winner in its $1 million 

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that CSU C|M|LAW Adjunct Professor Kirk Herath has been appointed to the role of Cybersecurity Strategic Advisor, a new position created within his administration. Herath will guide Ohio’s wide-ranging cybersecurity efforts across agencies, including the Adjutant General’s Office, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Professor Brian Ray will lead a research project to design and pilot a training program and student clinic to conduct data privacy and equity impact assessments for surveillance technologies that was recently selected for a $90,000 grant by the New America Foundation. Ray is partnering on the project with Drs.

Professor Brian Ray was part of a team consisting of Case Western Reserve University faculty members and Cleveland Clinic researchers who recently submitted a proposal in to the National Science Foundation’s Predictive Intelligence for Pandemic Prevention (PIPP) initiative.

CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law’s Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Advisory Board member and CyberOhio Chair Kirk Herath led a small group of experts, including Center Director Professor Brian Ray and two other Center Board members, Tim Opsitnick, and Spence Witten, in drafting Ohio’s landmark privacy bill that was announced at a July 13 press conference by Ohio Lt