News: Goodman Presents at the 24th IFIP World Computer Congress

Seymour E. Goodman

Posted October 1, 2018

Seymour Goodman, regents’ professor in the Nunn School, participated in the 24th International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) World Computer Congress (WCC) in Poznan, Poland, from September 17 - 21, 2018.  

He presented a paper at the conference entitled, “Building National Cybersecurity Workforces,” with Steve Furnell, professor at the University of Plymouth, Rossouw Von Solms, emeritus professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and Matt Bishop, professor at the University of California at Davis.

The article discusses the current size and composition of the U.S. national security cyber security workforce and considers how the Centers of Academic Excellence (CAE) can help close the cybersecurity workforce gaps. Along with presenting, Goodman also chaired a session.

IFIP was created in 1960 as a leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communication Technologies and Sciences. IFIP Information Technology Societies are in 56 countries/ regions with over 350,000 members. The first WCC took place in 1959 in Paris and have since been hosted all over the world.

Seymour Goodman is the director emeritus of the Sam Nunn Security Program and serves as co-director of the Center of International Strategy, Technology, and Policy in the Sam Nunn School. Goodman’s research interests include international developments in information technologies (IT), technology diffusion, IT and national security, critical infrastructure resilience, and the roles of technology in the conduct and outcomes of major conflicts.

Georgia Tech has a Center of Academic Excellence (CAE), which funds students who have an interest in cybersecurity. Students interested in learning more about the Cybercorps Scholarship for Service are encouraged to contact Professor Goodman.

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