Major General Dale Meyerrose (U.S. Air Force, retired), an adjunct professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool), was quoted in an April 30 Fox News Special Report on the industrial espionage vulnerability of American companies attending the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, China. (Watch the full video here.)
The 2010 World Expo in Shanghai (previously known as the World’s Fair) is expected to draw 70 million people to China over the next six months. According to Fox News, the Shanghai Expo is a high-risk target for espionage. Intelligence officials say that large-scale international events such as the World Expo and the upcoming 2014 Olympics in Russia have emerged as venues for increased economic espionage against the United States. U.S. corporations often sponsor such events and send thousands of employees to the festivities. Data can easily be stolen from Americans’ laptops and mobile devices.
Meyerrose told Fox News that data can now be stolen faster than ever before. “Your ability to eavesdrop, your ability to look at things you couldn’t see before from a far distance, your ability to hear things from a far distance… technology has changed that element and made fewer things private,” he said.
Meyerrose is frequently interviewed by major print and television media on national and international cybersecurity issues. He has more than three decades of military and government experience in cyber, communications, information technology, intelligence, command and control operations, and space support. Most recently, he was the first President-appointed, Senate-confirmed Chief Information Officer and Information Sharing Executive for the U.S. Intelligence Community in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He is currently vice president and general manager of cyber initiatives for Harris Corporation.
This semester, Meyerrose taught the Syracuse iSchool’s first online section of the course IST 700 Leading and Securing Cyber Organizations.