Eastern Edge

Presented by WSECU

PEMCO Insurance Major Sponsor

About Eastern Edge

Eastern Edge is a series of community forums and roundtable discussions designed to showcase the work of EWU experts who are changing the way we think, learn and do — both inside and outside of the classroom. Eastern Edge events demonstrate how Eastern faculty, staff and alumni are powering our region through groundbreaking research, new approaches to teaching and learning, and powerful solutions to issues of concern in our community.

Thank you to recent Eastern Edge Cyber Security experts for volunteering their time to share their knowledge:

The Honorable Steve Hobbs, Washington Secretary of State, addressed cyber and other threats to the Washington election systems and what is being done to enhance cybersecurity and fight disinformation.

Scott Ward, principal solutions architect – external security services, Amazon Web Services, outlined how Amazon is providing native cloud security services to customers and how AI/ML is being used to add value to those services.

Jason Elrod, vice president and chief information security officer, MultiCare, discussed emerging technology and new systems have required healthcare information systems and technology professionals to constantly evolve their approach to managing these exciting advancements.

Maryanne C. Cantwell, cyber operations analyst, U.S. Army Cyber Command, addressed the emerging realities of AI weaponization, as well as the challenges of AI integration into U.S. defense operations.

Art Maria ’76, director-chief architect, AT&T Consulting, discussed the role of advanced communications technologies that support 5G networks and safeguards against the possibility of cyberattacks.

Thank you to the following companies for sponsoring Eastern Edge:

  • Presenting: WSECU
  • Major: PEMCO
  • Student Success: MultiCare
  • Outreach Partner: New Tech Northwest