Day 1 Keynote: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Integrity

Keynote by Diana L. Burley

Monday, Feb 22 2021
7:20 – 8:20 AM PST
(NDSS 2021 Main Program)

Tuesday, Feb 23 2021
8:10 – 9:10 AM SGT
(NDSS 2021 Asia-Pacific Replay Program)

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are driven by social and professional imperatives. Building inclusive environments is both right and, as data increasingly shows, profitable. They also have real implications for system integrity. Given the current climate, how do we effectively diversify the workforce, advance more equitable and inclusive environments and promote overall system integrity. 

Diana L. Burley

Keynote Speaker: Diana L. Burley

Diana L. Burley, Ph.D. is currently the Vice Provost for Research at American University (AU) where she is also Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Information Technology & Analytics in the Kogod School of Business. In this role, she serves as the university’s chief research officer; responsible for stewarding the university-wide research mission, leading the research enterprise, fostering a research-oriented culture and supporting faculty-led scholarly and creative activity across all disciplines. Diana also holds research appointments with the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Cyber Mission Operations Group and the Idaho National Laboratory.

Prior to AU, Diana was a professor at George Washington University where she directed the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection (I3P) –a 26-member national consortium dedicated to strengthening the cyber infrastructure of the United States. She led the Cyber Corps program and managed a multi-million-dollar computer science education and research portfolio for the US National Science Foundation, and has written nearly 100 publications on cybersecurity, information sharing, and IT-enabled change; including her 2014 co-authored book “Enterprise Software Security: A Confluence of Disciplines.” Named one of SC Magazine’s Eight Women in IT Security to Watch and the SC Magazine ReBoot awardee for educational leadership in IT security in 2017, Diana is a sought-after speaker who has testified before Congress and regularly advises global executives on managing cybersecurity risk and developing a robust cybersecurity workforce. Her honors also include: 2016 Woman of Influence by the Executive Women’s Forum in Information Security, Risk Management and Privacy; the 2014 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year; and a 2014 Top Ten Influencer in information security careers. She is the sole recipient of both educator of the year and government leader of the year awards from the Colloquium for Information Systems Security Education and has been honored by the U.S. Federal CIO Council for her work on developing the federal cyber security workforce.  

Diana holds a BA in Economics from the Catholic University of America; M.S. in Public Management and Policy, M.S. in Organization Science, and Ph.D. in Organization Science and Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied as a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellow. 

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