Carnegie Mellon University
February 12, 2015

Cranor Panelist at White House Cybersecurity Summit

By Byron Spice

Lorrie Faith Cranor, professor of computer science and engineering and public policy, was a panelist at the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection on Feb. 13 at Stanford University.

President Barack Obama announced the summit last month as a way of bringing together stakeholders from industry, tech companies and law enforcement, as well as consumer and privacy advocates, law professors and students, to explore how best to bolster cybersecurity.

Cranor, director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Lab, was part of a breakout session panel discussing “Improving Authentication: Moving Beyond the Password,” along with CEOs of Yubikey, and LexisNexis.

She is one of six representatives from Carnegie Mellon University who was in attendance. Others were David Brumley, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering; Kiron Skinner, associate professor of social and decision sciences, and Greg Shannon, Bill Wilson and Kevin Fall of the Software Engineering Institute.

The summit began at 11:45 a.m. EST Friday. The White House hosted a stream live video of the event.