Tackling Cybersecurity: White Hats, Black Hats, and Grey Matter


By Gordana Goudie, Tara La Bouff, Jacqueline Nemeth, and Mike Terrazas

Tara La Bouff

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Institute for Information Security & Privacy
Georgia Institute of Technology
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In the realm of cybersecurity, white hats are good-guy defenders and black hats are the adversary. Yet it takes a combination of both to really put grey matter to work and solve the most vexing challenge of our time: protecting connected data.

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Connected technology has opened the door for criminals and foreign governments to launch cyberattacks with increasing scale and impact. 

Yet, secure internet and its applications are now essential to almost every aspect of our daily lives. 

Today, America’s national defense, economic prosperity, and individual freedoms depend upon cybersecurity.  

As the storm of demand for cybersecurity solutions and talent grows, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers, faculty members, and students are tackling cybersecurity from multiple angles.

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White Hats, Black Hats, Grey Matter: Tackling Cybersecurity

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Institute Communications, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of Public Policy, Scheller College of Business, CRNCH

Economic Development and Policy, Computer Science/Information Technology and Security, Policy, Social Sciences, and Liberal Arts
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Data Engineering and Science, National Security, Public Service, Leadership, and Policy, Systems
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Cybersecurity, cyber, IISP, white hats, black hats, grey hats
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