Paranoia and Trust in the Cyberworld

Date & Time

November 4, 2017 @ 10:00 - 11:00 am


Alumni Hall Ballroom
211 Emmet Street South
Charlottesville, VA



This panel addresses the impact of cybersecurity on everyone’s daily life. Cybersecurity attacks such as phishing, ransomware, and other malware have broad social and economic impacts.  In addition, new smart devices and the Internet of Things are creating new cybersecurity and privacy challenges with large scale impacts.  Learn from our panel of cybersecurity experts with real world examples what you can do to protect your security and privacy in today’s connected world.


Angela Orebaugh (moderator)

Assistant Professor, Director of Cybersecurity and IT Programs, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

As program director and teaching faculty for the graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity, Angela Orebaugh brings a broad spectrum of expertise in cybersecurity as a technologist, researcher, educator, and author. She synergizes 20 years of hands-on strategic and technical experiences within industry, academia, and government to perform leading-edge research and advise clients on cybersecurity strategy, management, and technologies. Orebaugh served as a Fellow and Senior Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she led several cybersecurity initiatives and emerging technology areas. Additionally, she is the author of several bestselling technology books including: Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit, Ethereal Packet Sniffing and Nmap in the Enterprise. She has a Master of Science in Computer Science from James Madison University and a PhD in Information Technology from George Mason University.

Jason Belford

Chief Information Security Officer, UVA

In December, 2015, Jason Belford joined the University as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  In this role, Mr. Belford leads the teams tasked with protecting UVA’s data, systems, and networks.  In addition, the University’s Records Management Office and Access Management teams report to Mr. Belford.  He has been overseeing the Security Enhancement Program (SecureUVA), which is a program designed to increase cybersecurity and lower security risk for the University.  Mr. Belford has been in higher education for 20 years.  Prior to joining the UVA team, Mr. Belford was responsible for Georgia Tech’s Cybersecurity operations and incident response programs.  Mr. Belford holds a Masters of Information Security from Georgia Tech.

Ryan Wright

Associate Professor, McIntire School of Commerce

Ryan holds a PhD in Business Administration from Washington State University. Ryan’s research interests include cybersecurity and privacy, diffusion of innovations and digital entrepreneurship. Ryan has published over 48 peer-reviewed papers. Also, his research on cybersecurity has been funded by the State of Massachusetts and the National Science Foundation. He currently serves as Vice President for the Association of Information Systems, Associate Editor for the European Journal of Information Systems, and is on the editorial board for the Journal of the Association for Information Systems.