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Elizabeth O’Sullivan

Award: Fulbright Irish TechImpact Scholar Award

Sponsor: Boston College

Institution: All State Northern Ireland

Year: 2020

Dr Liz O’Sullivan leads Cybersecurity Strategy and Innovation at Allstate Northern Ireland. In this role, she leads Allstate’s cybersecurity strategy and an Innovation team developing new capabilities in advanced cryptography and cybersecurity analytics. As a Fulbright TechImpact Scholar, Liz will conduct research on cybersecurity policy and governance in financial services at Boston College. Cybersecurity is a global challenge and is essential for consumer trust, financial stability and business growth. In the age of digital transformation, the protection of information systems and personally identifiable information has never been more important. Liz’s research will focus on the emerging landscape of security and privacy regulations, with particular emphasis on advances in cryptographic mechanisms and their use to support scalable, real-time, high assurance analytics. Upon her return, Liz will work with technical and academic communities throughout Ireland to provide clarity on the direction of cybersecurity policy and promote a culture of cybersecurity excellence.