Cybersecurity: Our Privacy and Policies

Feb 27, 2018

CCBC presents its sixth annual Murthy/Reihl Global Education Leadership Lecture Series featuring Access Now U.S. Policy Manager Amie Stepanovich and Policy Counsel Drew Mitnick, who will discuss policies on surveillance and cybersecurity and the implications for human rights and privacy. The lecture, titled “Cybersecurity: Our Privacy and Policies,” will be held from 11:10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at CCBC Essex, in the Administration Building Lecture Hall, 7201 Rossville Blvd. The lecture and a reception to follow are free and open to CCBC students and the public.

Access Now is an advocacy group dedicated to free and open internet access. Both Stepanovich and Mitnick work to ensure that laws and policies on surveillance and cybersecurity recognize and respect human rights, and their work helps to ensure that the security of data and computer systems in the U.S. and globally are protected. During the lecture, they will share critical technology developments and trends and provide an analysis of domestic surveillance and cybersecurity matters.

Stepanovich manages and develops Access Now’s U.S. policy and leads global projects at the intersection of human rights and government surveillance. Mitnick works on cybersecurity, digital due process, and privacy issues. In 2014, Stepanovich was recognized as one of Forbes magazine's 30 under 30 leaders in Law and Policy. Mitnick has experience working on human rights in Asia and the United States.

The Murthy/Reihl lecture is funded by an endowment designated to support CCBC’s Global Education program by highlighting international and global leaders in business, government, education and other areas important to CCBC students, faculty and the community. It is named for its major donor, Sheela Murthy, the founder and president of the Murthy Law Firm (Owings Mills, Md.), as well as to honor the memory of former CCBC dean of Community Education and Service, Donna Reihl, who died in 2011.

For more information about the Murthy/Reihl lecture, contact Haleh Azimi at 443-840-4243 or (