Timothy C. Summers

Timothy C. Summers

Timothy C. Summers

Director of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Engagement
Telephone: 
202-804-1678
Fax: 
240-331-4097

Education

PhD, Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University, selected Innovation and Design Fellow
M.S. in Information Security Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University
BA Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth City, NC

Research Interest

Cyber security
Providing a better understanding of hackers and their influence on our largest, most complex 
sociotechnological issues

Teaching

  • INST620: Strategic Information Management
  • INST660:21st Century Leadership

Recent Publications & Products

  • Yahoo! Finance: August 3, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shares insights on how the hack attack that exposed emails and other vital information belonging to the Democratic National Convention could have easily been prevented. Read the article here: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ethical-hacker-says-dnc-breach-202800002.html

  • Fox Business News: August 3, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shares insights on the fallout of the DNC hack. Watch the video here: http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5069837155001/could-the-dnc-email-hack-have-been-prevented/?#sp=show-clips

  • Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg: July 30, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, shared insights with Gene Steinberg regarding the recent hacks of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and how hackers might conspire to influence the U.S. election for President. Listen to the interview here: http://www.technightowl.com/podcasts/nightowl_160730.mp3

  • Fox Business News: June 14, 2016 - Ethical hacker and University of Maryland College Park professor, Dr. Timothy Summers, speaks with Charles Payne about the alleged Russian theft of information about Donald Trump from the DNC. Read the full article/watch the video here: http://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/2016/06/14/ethical-hacker-says-cyberspace-is-fair-game.html

  • Digital Guardian: May 31, 2016 - Dr. Timothy Summers and 22 other Information Security leaders reveal the most important traits for InfoSec Pros in 2016. Read the full article here: https://digitalguardian.com/blog/hiring-infosec-professionals-experts-key-traits-2016-beyond

  • The Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg: May 28, 2016 - Dr. Summers shares updates on the Apple vs. FBI controversy and hacker culture in the media. Listen to the full interview here: http://www.technightowl.com/radio/podcast/now-playing-may-28-2016-daniel-eran-dilger-and-dr-timothy-summers/

  • The Tech Night Owl Live with Gene Steinberg: April 2, 2016 - Dr. Summers discusses the ins and outs of the FBI's solution to unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and techniques used. Listen to the full interview here: http://goo.gl/AIibcA

  • Fox Business News: March 30, 2016 - Dr. Summers shares insights on the FBI's unlocking the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and the future of privacy in the U.S. Watch the full interview here: https://goo.gl/Xi9PYN

  • MarketWatch.com: February 26, 2016 - Apple's battle with the FBI has become increasingly complicated as experts provide a range of opinions on the matter. Dr. Summers suggests that an FBI win over Apple could create a surveillance state. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/H6wx2F

  • Townhall.com: February 23, 2016 - President Barack Obama released the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP), a strategy that will increase cybersecurity spending to just over $19 billion. Dr. Timothy C. Summers says that government IT is an Atari game in an Xbox world and analyzes the President's new plan. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/U8PCWG

  • Barron's, a Dow Jones Publication: February 20, 2016 - The use of information about the lives and concerns of voters is probably as old as democracy. Dr. Summers shares with Barron's magazine, his perspective on privacy  in the day of the modern presidential campaign. It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/liQODl

  • Townhall.com: February 18, 2016 - Recently, a California District Court judge ruled that Apple must assist the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) with hacking into the smartphone of one of the now deceased San Bernardino shooters. Dr. Timothy C. Summers shares insights and factual implications in regard to the encryption debate between Apple and the FBI in this case. Read the full article here: http://goo.gl/Se6OdM

  • Modern Trader Magazine: February 2016 Issue - Modern Trader magazine asks Dr. Timothy C. Summers to hack the $1 billion HACK electronically traded fund (ETF).  It can be purchased at Barnes & Noble Booksellers.  Read the full article here: http://www.futuresmag.com/2016/01/18/we-asked-cyber-expert-hack-hack-etf

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