Is STEM cybersecure enough?


Dr. Brian Beaton, Director of the Center for Expressive Technologies at California Polytechnic State University, is this year’s NCSU Librarians’ Association (NCSULA) I. T. Littleton Seminar speaker. His presentation will take place in the Hunt Library Auditorium on Tuesday, June 13 at 2 p.m. A reception follows at 3 p.m. in the Duke Energy Hall.

In Beaton’s talk, “Defending STEM,” he will address the unique cybersecurity threats facing STEM research communities, as well as those faced by STEM-focused universities, which support younger, “born networked” STEM professions such as data science. Beaton will argue for a greater attention to the cybersecurity dimensions of attacks on STEM and call for a deeper conversation about STEM’s material and infrastructural vulnerabilities. He will also share projects and insights from the Center for Expressive Technologies.

Cal Poly’s Center for Expressive Technologies is a research and teaching center housed in the College of Liberal Arts. Its primary goal is the promotion of critical and creative engagements with new and emerging technologies. Its projects focus on the future of technology, public storytelling, entertainment technology, and digital expression.