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Grand Challenges in Cybersecurity: A Discussion with Admiral Rogers

Published: Oct 25, 2022 11:00:00 AM

Admiral Michael Rogers is a 1981 Auburn University alum. Admiral Michael Rogers is a 1981 Auburn University alum.

Admiral Michael S. Rogers (USN Ret.), former commander of the U.S. Cyber Command and former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), will participate in a discussion about cybersecurity grand challenges with students and faculty on Friday, October 28, to be moderated by Auburn University cybersecurity experts Frank Cilluffo, director of the McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, and Daniel Tauritz, interim director and chief cyber strategist for the Auburn Cyber Research Center.

Engineering students and faculty with an interest in cybersecurity are encouraged to attend this free event in the Brown-Kopel Student Center’s Grand Hall, which kicks off at 11:30 a.m. with a complimentary buffet luncheon, followed by the noon to 1 p.m. discussion.

“It is a real privilege to welcome Admiral Rogers back to campus and have him share insights with us based on his remarkable career and decades of extraordinary experience,” said Cilluffo.   

“We are excited to host Admiral Rogers for this very important discussion on a subject that should concern us all,” said Tauritz, also an associate professor in computer science and software engineering. “This is a rare opportunity for students and faculty to ask everything they always wanted to know about cybersecurity (but were afraid to ask) from the second commander of USCYBERCOM.”

Rogers, who earned a business degree from Auburn in 1981 and serves on the board of Auburn’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security, held positions afloat and ashore around the globe focusing on cyber, intelligence, maritime operations and national security. His joint service was extensive, and he commanded at the unit, numbered fleet and service component levels in the Navy.

Media Contact: Joe McAdory, jem0040@auburn.edu, 334.844.3447

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