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Cybersecurity Symposium


Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator
State of Rhode Island

Rhode Islanders know they can count on Sheldon Whitehouse to fight for the middle-class values that matter most to us. Sheldon believes that every child deserves the opportunities provided by a good education, and that anyone willing to work hard should be able to find a good job. He is dedicated to helping small businesses grow, making health care affordable for every family, and fighting to break through the barricade of special interests in Washington that are blocking action on climate change. The Providence Journal described Sheldon as “a strong-willed and articulate member of the Senate on national issues and an energetic champion of Rhode Island economic and other interests.”

Sheldon has been active in efforts to draft comprehensive legislation to protect America from the threat of cyber attack, leading bipartisan cyber discussion groups in the Senate. He chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Cyber Task Force in 2010. As Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, Sheldon held hearings in 2011 to examine specific proposals to address cyber threats. That year, he introduced the Cybersecurity Public Awareness Act of 2011 with Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona to improve public access to information on cyber attacks.

A graduate of Yale University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Sheldon served as Rhode Island’s Director of Business Regulation under Governor Sundlun before being recommended by Senator Pell and nominated by President Bill Clinton to be Rhode Island’s United States Attorney in 1994. He was elected Attorney General of Rhode Island in 1998, a position in which he served until 2003. On November 7, 2006, Rhode Islanders elected Sheldon to the United States Senate, where he is a member of the Budget Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW); the Judiciary Committee; the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; and the Special Committee on Aging. In addition to the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, he chairs the EPW Subcommittee on Oversight.

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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