Doctoral student chosen to share cybersecurity research in October conference

Ana Valentin, a doctoral student in Cybersecurity at Marymount, has been selected to present her research at the 2019 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference this October in Bellevue, Wash.

The conference, sponsored by the American Statistical Association, aims to bring together hundreds of female statistical practitioners and data scientists to highlight their achievements and career interests, as well as allow them to share their perspectives on the role of women in today’s statistics and data science fields.

“This is a great opportunity for Ana to share her knowledge, build networking and community connections and to influence the field,” said Dr. Donna Schaeffer, Director of the Doctoral Program in Cybersecurity at Marymount.

Valentin will give her presentation, “Detecting Personally Identifiable Information Attempt Violations in an Email Provider Using Probability Density Function,” at the conference on October 4. Her research seeks to aid organizations in their efforts to enhance data protection, and maintain the security of private personal information.

“Data loss prevention is crucial to ensure that data is not lost, misused or accessed by unapproved individuals,” Valentin said. “Enterprises today must be able to demonstrate adequate care has been taken to avert the loss and theft of confidential and sensitive information on their networks. As a result, the implementation of statistics models on data loss prevention will serve as an example to support cybersecurity practitioners to measure the success of the innovate solution in new technologies.””

The 2019 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference is scheduled for October 3-5. For more information, click here.