Brown University's Department of Computer Science congratulates Professor John Savage and thanks him for his public service at a decisive moment in our state's history. Governor Gina M. Raimondo has just signed an Executive Order establishing Rhode Island's first Cybersecurity Commission, and John will be one of its founding members.
"We must be innovative and develop a clear strategy to prepare the public and private sector for the technological challenges of the 21st century," says Governor Raimondo. "Technology is a constant in our daily lives, from our health and safety to our economy. In addition to putting the appropriate cyber safeguards in place, we will also find creative ways to grow this sector of our economy and bring new jobs and opportunity to Rhode Island. I am grateful to the members for offering their time and expertise to this important challenge."
The official press release is available here.