January 18, 2012

Washington, D.C. (January 18, 2012) – The Information Technology Industry Council today unveiled the latest in its “Faces of Innovation” web series, featuring CA Technologies’ Director of Research Dr. Carrie Gates and her cybersecurity policy recommendations for 2012.  She recommends promoting R&D partnerships between industry and government, increasing funding for industry-academic R&D partnerships, and increasing the number of cybersecurity professionals nationwide.
“Faces of Innovation” aims to move our outlook on innovation from the esoteric to the tangible,” said Dean Garfield, president and CEO of ITI. “In this video Carrie Gates demonstrates the importance of cybersecurity policy,” said Mr. Garfield, “ and the role that technology is playing in changing our society for good.  In this election year, the high-tech industry will play a vital role in the conversation about how to address our nation’s economic and national security policy challenges.”
Dr. Carrie Gates is a Distinguished Engineer, Senior Vice President, and Director of Research with CA Labs, the research arm within CA Technologies. Her research impacts the strategic direction of CA Technologies products and services. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the computer and network security field, and has applied visualization techniques to detecting security events.
“Faces of Innovation” has been a popular ITI web feature since September 2010. Previous videos in the series explored the evolution of mobile phone in terms of design, capabilities and usage, and how information and communications technology (ICT) empower consumers to be more energy efficient.

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