Auburn’s McCrary Institute to host U.S. Space Command chief for conversation on cybersecurity

Published: July 23, 2021
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As critical U.S. space functions and assets become vulnerable to emerging threats in cyberspace, a strategic focus on solutions for cyber and space security has become necessary.

Gen. James Dickinson, commander of the U.S. Space Command, will discuss his top priorities on the matter and share insight into the intersection of space and cybersecurity on Tuesday, July 27, in an online conversation with Frank Cilluffo, director of Auburn University’s McCrary Institute for Cyber and Critical Infrastructure Security.

The event, titled “Securing Space: A Conversation with Gen. James Dickinson,” is a joint effort between the McCrary Institute and the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University.

It begins at 10:45 a.m. CDT and can be viewed live on YouTube.

Dickinson’s many assignments include serving as commanding general of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command and Joint Functional Component Missile Defense Command. His awards include, but are not limited to, two Distinguished Service Medals, three Defense Superior Service Medals, three Legions of Merits and the Bronze Star.

To submit a question, comment live through the McCrary Institute’s social media channels on Facebook or Twitter. To register for the event, click here.

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