Cybersecurity and Defense: Trends, Challenges, and Careers

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

 Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information; Nicholas Weaver, UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute; Lt. Col. Kevin Childs, Hoover Institution, US Air Force; Dorothy Ngutter, US Department of State

 Delta Phi Epsilon, UC Berkeley Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Policy Review at Berkeley, Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, Review of International Conflict and Security

Join us for a discussion with four distinguished panelists about trends, challenges, and career opportunities for students interested in cybersecurity and defense. Historically, industry knowledge and career paths for students interested in tech and tech-policy have been most pronounced in the private sector, in spite of emerging public sector needs for national security roles in tech. Our panel aims to better illuminate what can often be perceived as a dense field to understand and an even denser field to be a part of.

Four panelists will discuss the trends and challenges that lie at the intersection of cybersecurity and defense today. Panelists will also draw upon their own experiences to color the layout of work engaged with cybersecurity and defense, for students interested in navigating careers within the rapidly shifting field.


This event is hosted by the US Department of State Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program (Bureau of Public Affairs), UC Berkeley’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Policy Review at Berkeley, Delta Phi Epsilon Foreign Service Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, and the Review of International Conflict and Security.

Moderators: Brian Tsui (UC Berkeley '19) and Jean Li (UC Berkeley '21)