June 09, 2021
New York Times cybersecurity reporter named Paul Simon Institute next guest speaker
CARBONDALE, Ill. – New York Times reporter and author Nicole Perlroth will join the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale next week for a virtual discussion on cybersecurity and the computer arms race.
The conversation is set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday June 15 via Zoom. The event is part of the institute’s “Understanding Our New World” series hosted by director John Shaw.
Perlroth covers cybersecurity and digital espionage for the New York Times. beef, pork and poultry factories.
His book “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyber Weapons Arms Race” was released in February and received critical acclaim. Perlroth is also a guest lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
“With each passing day, it is increasingly clear that cybersecurity is linked not only to the security and prosperity of the United States, but also to the everyday safety and security of Americans,” said Shaw. . “Nicole Perloth’s book on the computer arms race is both formidable and terrifying. She is one of our nation’s most respected cybersecurity editors and is remarkably skilled at making the world of cybersecurity understandable and relevant to all of our lives.
The virtual event is free and open to the public. Registration is required at paulsimoninstitute.org/event-information.
The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is a non-partisan, nonprofit think tank promoting better policy and smarter government and preparing young people for careers in public service.