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USC Aiken Professor to Headline Supply Chain Cybersecurity Presentation hosted by Penn State University

Dr. Hala Strohmier Berry Dr. Hala Strohmier Berry

Dr. Hala Strohmier Berry will participate in virtual panel discussion on April 19

Aiken, SC (04/12/2023) — Dr. Hala Strohmier Berry, assistant professor of computer science at the University of South Carolina Aiken and director of the university's Center for Cyber Initiatives and Awareness, will join Dr. Amer Jazairy, assistant professor of logistics and supply chain management at Texas A&M University at Galveston, for a virtual presentation on "Supply Chain Cyber Security" at 12:15 p.m. on Wed., April 19. The event is hosted by the Project Supply Chain Management Committee at Penn State University.

Prior to joining USC Aiken, Strohmier Berry served as a computer science faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She also previously held positions as founder and managing member of Strohmier Consulting LLC, an award-winning engineering and information technology company headquartered in Ashburn, Virginia, with operations in nine U.S. states including South Carolina. During the company's 14-year tenure, Strohmier Berry led work focused on cybersecurity, governance and risk management, and received numerous awards for her work, including Top Woman-Owned Business, Top Diversity-Owned Business, and several other industry and academic awards.

"Supply chain cyberattacks have been a concern for cybersecurity experts for many years mainly due to the chain reaction triggered by one attack on a single supplier that can compromise a network of providers both up and down stream, not to mention the impact on the consumer, as we have seen in the cyberattack on the colonial pipeline and the water treatment plant in Florida," she said.

Strohmier Berry received her doctorate degree in engineering and her master's degree in information systems technology from George Washington University.

Members of the committee can register for the event online. 

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