Counterintelligence expert to speak at MSU

October 19, 2009 9:19:00 AM

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A counterintelligence expert with the U.S. Department of Energy will discuss at Mississippi State on Tuesday his experience of being targeted by a foreign intelligence agency.  

 


Donald Fingleton, a counterintelligence scientist and instructor at the Counterintelligence Training Academy in Albuquerque, N.M., will speak from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Hunter Henry Center ballroom. The title of his talk is "Confessions of an Exploited Scientist/Laboratory Director: The Risk of Working in an Open Science Environment."  

 


Fingleton was targeted by a foreign intelligence agency while he was researching in an unclassified environment. This public presentation and other events associated with the CyberSecurity week and sponsored by MSU''s Office of Research and Economic Development and the department of Computer Science and Engineering. Attendees of this and other events include representatives from the FBI and other cyber security specialists.  

 


"The demise of the Soviet Union eased military and political tensions between the Superpowers, but did not bring a corresponding reduction in the level of espionage and other intelligence agencies," Fingleton said in prepared remarks.  

 


For more information, contact Neil E. Lewis at 325-8682 or nelewis@fso.msstate.edu.