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ECE Research Seminar Series

Event Date 

April 5, 2019 - 12:45pm to 1:45pm


Siegel Hall Auditorium 
3301 S. Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60616


The ECE Department is proud to present Distinguished-Speaker Susan Hallsby, J.D. MBA. for our ECE Research Seminar.  Ms. Hallsby's talk, "Cybersecurity Law: What Laws Apply, How Courts Apply Laws, How Companies Decide to Comply, and Why You Should Know About Them," is the second Research Seminar this term focusing on the theme of Cyber Security. 


In the last 30 years, cybersecurity has grown from an unknown word to a rapid growth industry, field of technological study and area of concern for business.  “A data breach can lead to high-stakes lawsuits, significant business disruptions, intellectual property theft, and national security vulnerabilities.”[1] By using the 2014 Sony Picture hack as an example, we will examine; how existing laws are applied to address new growth areas such as cybersecurity, when new laws need to be added to the books, what laws address cybersecurity, how business adapts, and why you, as a technology expert, need to care.


Susan M. Hallsby is Vice President, Administration and Compliance at Mitutoyo America Corporation; a mid-size foreign-owned distributor of precision measuring instruments where she leads Human Resources, Accounting and Export Control Compliance, and is the acting General Counsel. She is an award-winning General Counsel with more than 28 years of in-house legal experience, working for multinational Fortune 50, Fortune 100, Fortune 1000 and mid-size companies. She has strong experience with privacy and cyber security laws, and an early-adopter of information privacy professional certification. 

Susan holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo, and an M.B.A., with a concentration in finance from the University of Toledo. Susan is a member of several professional organizations, including the Association of Corporate Counsel, Chicago Regional Business Ethics Network, North Shore Compliance Officers Roundtable and the Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law Firms. 

Susan is on LinkedIn, at


Note: This seminar is sponsored by Dr. Jafar Saniie, Chair, ECE Department, Illinois Tech and is open to everyone at Illinois Tech. For more information regarding this seminar, please contact Joanette Catino, or 312-567-7977. 

Earn Themes Credit in Security.

To get Credit you must complete the assignment listed in Blackboard

[1]Jeff Kosseff, Cybersecurity Law xxi (2017)

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