Event Recap / January 2016

Video: Presentation by Ashkan Soltani, Chief Technologist, FTC


On November 19, 2015, in partnership with the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (TRUST), the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity co-sponsored a presentation by Ashkan Soltani, at the time the Chief Technologist for the Federal Trade Commission, focused on “How Technologists Inform Policy”.

Ashkan spoke about some of the Commission’s recent tech-related work, and explained how technologists can inform policy, guide business, and help protect consumers as we transition to an always-on/always-connected world.

Ashkan Soltani is a researcher focused on privacy, security, and behavioral economics. He was recognized as part of the 2014 Pulitzer winning team for his contributions to the Washington Post’s coverage of the Snowden Files. He has previously served as staff technologist in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, and was the primary technical consultant on the Wall Street Journal’s “What They Know” investigative series. Ashkan holds a BS in Cognitive Science from UCSD and a Masters in Information Management Science from the UC Berkeley School of Information.

logoTRUST is a National Science Foundation sponsored science and technology center focused on the development of cybersecurity science and technology that will radically transform the ability of organizations to design, build, and operate trustworthy information systems for our nation’s critical infrastructure. TRUST projects have a holistic, interdisciplinary, systems view and address computer security, software technology, analysis of complex interacting systems, and economic, legal, and public policy issues. More information is available at https:///www.truststc.org.