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Cybersecurity Symposium


David Cicilline
U.S. Congressman
State of Rhode Island

In Congress, David Cicilline has focused on putting Rhode Islanders back to work by investing in education, infrastructure, science and research and has worked hard to promote policies that will help reinvigorate American manufacturing. At the same time, Congressman Cicilline has been a strong defender of programs key to strengthening the middle class and those vital to the well-being of seniors. He has been fighting for common-sense policies to help support small businesses, manufacturers, families, and seniors especially in these challenging economic times.

Recognizing that cyberattacks pose a serious and growing threat to our national security, David has worked to ensure that cybersecurity legislation strikes the right balance between enhancing security and maintaining essential rights and freedoms. In the House, he voted for the Bipartisan Cybersecurity Enhancement Act which addresses the need for advancing cybersecurity research and development, expanding and training our cybersecurity workforce, strengthening partnerships between the Federal Government and the private sector, and promoting the development of international cybersecurity technical standards.

A native of Providence, David graduated from Brown University, cum laude, and Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, before working as a public defender in the District of Columbia and later returning home to Rhode Island to practice law.

He served in the Rhode Island House of Representatives from 1994-2002. As a member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, he earned a reputation as a fierce champion of political reform and gun safety, and his dedication to government ethics won him Common Cause’s top ranking.

Serving two terms as Providence’s mayor from 2002 until 2010, he led the City in attracting $3 billion in new investment to the city, the lowest crime rates in more than four decades, and led the creation of PASA, a nationally recognized city-wide after-school program.

In 2010, David was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he currently serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Cicilline is also a founding member of the No Labels Problem Solvers, an independent coalition of lawmakers working to build trust across the aisle in Washington, D.C.

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Cybersecurity Symposium 2013

Strengthening Cybersecurity in Rhode Island

For more information about this event, please contact:

Dr. Lisa DiPippo
Dept of Computer Science and Statistics
9 Greenhouse Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-2701