Distinguished Lecture Dr Nancy Mead & Dr Daniel Shoemaker Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection

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Distinguished Lecture Dr Nancy Mead & Dr Daniel Shoemaker   Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection

Distinguished Lecture by Dr Nancy Mead & Dr Daniel Shoemaker

Critical infrastructure is a key area in cybersecurity.  In the U.S., it was front and center in 1997 with the report from the President’s Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection, and now affects countries worldwide.   Although there is more awareness of cybersecurity now, the threats have also evolved in the interim period.  Critical Infrastructure Protection must address all types of cybersecurity threats - insider threat, ransomware, Supply Chain Risk Management issues, and so on.   In this webinar, Dan & Nancy discuss the threats and actual attacks, mitigation methods, and education. 

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  • Date: 28 Apr 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Dr Nancy Mead Dr Nancy Mead



Nancy Mead

Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and Carnegie Mellon University

Dr. Nancy R. Mead is a Fellow of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and an Adjunct Professor of Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research areas are security requirements engineering and software assurance curricula. The Nancy Mead Award for Excellence in Software Engineering Education is named for her.

Prior to joining the SEI, Mead was a senior technical staff member at IBM Federal Systems, where she spent most of her career in the development and management of large real-time systems. She also worked in IBM’s software engineering technology area and managed IBM Federal Systems’ software engineering education department. She has developed and taught numerous courses on software engineering topics, both at universities and in professional education courses.

Mead has more than 150 publications and invited presentations. She is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Member of the ACM, and was named the 2015 Distinguished Educator by IEEE TCSE. Dr. Mead received her PhD in mathematics from the Polytechnic Institute of New York.

Dr Daniel Shoemaker Dr Daniel Shoemaker

Daniel Shoemaker
Professor and Graduate Program Director
University of Detroit Mercy


Dr. Dan Shoemaker received a doctorate from the University of Michigan in 1978. He taught at Michigan State University and then moved to the Directorship of the information systems function for the Medical schools at MSU.

He held a joint teaching and Department Chair position at Mercy College of Detroit. When Mercy was consolidated with the University of Detroit in 1990 he moved to the Business School to Chair their Department of Computer Information Systems (CIS). He attended the organizational roll-out of the discipline of software engineering at the Carnegie-Mellon University Software Engineering Institute in the fall of 1987, and he was already teaching a SEI based software engineering curriculum, which he established as a separate degree program to the MBA within the UDM College of Business Administration.

Dr. Shoemaker’s specific areas of scholarship, publication and teaching were the process based stages of the waterfall; specification, SQA and acceptance/sustainment. He was also a primary consultant in the Detroit area on the CMM/CMMI.

Dr. Shoemaker’s transition into cybersecurity came as a result of the audit and compliance elements of that body of knowledge, as well as the long established SQA/SCM elements of their curriculum. They were designated the 39th Center of Academic Excellence by the NSA/DHS at West Point in 2004, and they have tried to stay on the leading edge in the architectural aspects of cybersecurity system design and implementation as well as software assurance.

As a result of Dr. Shoemaker’s associations with NSA/DHS and his interest in software assurance, he participated in the earliest meetings of the software assurance initiative. He was one of the three authors of the Common Body of Knowledge to Produce, Acquire and Sustain Software (2006), and he Chaired the Workforce Education and Training committee from 2007-2010. He was Chair of Workforce Training and Education for the Software Assurance Initiative at DHS (2007-2012), and he was a subject matter expert for NICE (2009 and NICE II – 2010-11), Securely Provision. Dr. Shoemaker was also an SME for the CSEC2017 (Human Security).

Distinguished Lecture Dr Nancy Mead  & Dr Daniel Shoemaker  Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection