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Obama Names Anton to Commission on Enhancing National Security
April 15th, 2016


Class of 1984 alumna Dr. Annie I. Anton has been named to the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity by President Barack Obama. Currently a Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Anton was selected to serve as one of 12 members of the bipartisan commission.

The commission was created by presidential executive order on February 9, 2016 to "make detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between federal, state and local government and the private sector in the development, promotion and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies and best practices."

Dr. Anton is the founder of ThePrivacyPlace.org, which is a research group of students and faculty at a number of universities. She has served on several advisory boards, including the Department of Homeland Security Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, the National Science Foundation's Computer, Information Science & Engineering Advisory Committee, and the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board, among others.

In 2007, Dr. Anton received the St. Pius X Distinguished Alumni Award and spoke to graduation students. To read more of this incredible honor, please click here.

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