Office of Research Integrity and Compliance

Protecting our research and technology

January 31, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Cohon University Center, Connan Room

The Office of Research Integrity and Compliance is pleased to announce a program by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) titled Protecting Our Research and Technology.   Every day the news includes reports of research, technology, and proprietary company information getting into the wrong hands.  This talk will focus on current events, red flags, issue spotting and actions we can take to protect our intellectual property.

This will be presented by Michelle Pirtle, Special Agent, FBI.  SA Pirtle has been with the FBI for 13 years and is currently based out of the Pittsburgh field office. With a Masters in Computer Science, her experience has centered on cyber investigations and the cyber threat landscape.  SA Pirtle’s investigative experience has included criminal and national security matters, both stateside and internationally.  SA Pirtle currently works to secure our nation’s critical infrastructures through collaborative relationships and information sharing.  The cyber and physical threats to our nation’s critical infrastructure are the focal points of her outreach with industry, academia, and government.

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