Please plan to attend the talk “Balancing Privacy and Security in the Age of Cyberterror” by Steve Worona, Director of Policy and Networking Programs, EDUCAUSE, on Tuesday, October 7, 3:00 pm in Bernath Auditorium, UGL.
230 years ago, Patrick Henry (Delegate from Virginia) said, “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” More recently, Patrick Roberts (Senator from Kansas) said, “You have no civil liberties if you’re dead.” The stark contrast was unintended, but perfectly illustrates the outlines of a national debate, largely unspoken, but coming soon to a street corner or a ballot box — or a quadrangle — near you.
The often-heard mantra “There is no privacy without security” is far too glib. Technology has given us the ability to create a surveillance society beyond anything George Orwell could have imagined. Our limitations are no longer external but internal: We will have to choose how much privacy we’re willing to sacrifice for security. This presentation describes some of the difficult tradeoffs we’ll need to consider, both as citizens and as campus administrators.
This talk is sponsored by Computing & Information Technology, University Libraries, and the Department of Computer Science, and is in observance of National Cybersecurity Month.