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Frank Cilluffo, a globally renowned cyber expert and director of Auburn University’s Charles D. McCrary Institute, was quoted in the Washington Post involving a story on the military being given freer rein for offensive hacking. He also was quoted in this San Francisco Gate story about Senate committee leaders' worries about who is in charge on cyber security.

Cilluffo is well known in the field of cyber security and began in his role at Auburn in September. Following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, Cilluffo was appointed by President George W. Bush to the newly created Office of Homeland Security. He was involved in a wide range of homeland security and counterterrorism strategies, policy initiatives and served as a principal advisor to Director Tom Ridge, directing the president’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Cilluffo has publicly testified before Congress on numerous occasions, serving as a subject matter expert on policies related to counterterrorism, cyber threats, security and deterrence, weapons proliferation, organized crime, intelligence and threat assessments, emergency management and border and transportation security. Similarly, he works with U.S. allies and organizations such as NATO and Europol. He has presented at a number of bilateral and multilateral summits, including the U.N. Security Council, on cyber security and counter-terrorism.