Leading Argonne Scientists Discuss Latest Research on Cybersecurity During the Covid-19 Pandemic

WHAT:  It has become increasingly evident during the global pandemic that American citizens, industry, and operators of the nation’s infrastructure are more reliant than ever before on the internet to maintain their lives and operations. At the same time, cybersecurity professionals have seen a 63 percent increase in cyber attacks related to the pandemic.

Hear firsthand from two of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory’s scientific leaders how their research provides insight into cyber resilience and cybersecurity to help secure our nation’s information and systems. In collaboration with other scientific and academic research teams, Argonne’s cybersecurity scientists are at work to:

  • Explore the ramifications of our increasing internet reliance and cyber interconnection across industries;
  • Ascertain the big picture of the cyber threat landscape and rapidly limit/mitigate risks, especially to our critical infrastructure; and
  • Determine how best to securely integrate, through public-private partnerships, emerging technologies into existing cyber infrastructure.

DATE:  Wednesday, September 30, 2020

TIME:  7:00-8:00 p.m. (CDT)

LOCATION:  Online – REGISTER HERE – The day before the event, you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in to our virtual lecture.


Scott Pinkerton, Cyber Threat Sharing Program Lead in Argonne’s Strategic Security Sciences Division

Roland Varriale, Cybersecurity Analyst in Argonne’s Strategic Security Sciences Division

Introductory remarks will be given by Paul K. Kearns, Argonne National Laboratory Director.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from these scientific experts.  Interviews with members of the news media can be arranged following the lecture by contacting media@anl.gov or calling 630-252-5580.