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Benjamin Blakely, PhD CISSP CISM teaches Legal, Professional, and Ethical Issues in Cybersecurity for the undergraduate Cybersecurity Engineering program and is a cybersecurity & machine learning researcher at Argonne National Laboratory. He has over 20 years of experience in the private, public, and education sectors in operational and research aspects of cybersecurity. He has served as a subject matter expert in cybersecurity for the United States Departments of Energy, Homeland Security, and Defense. He holds PhD and BS degrees from Iowa State University and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certifications. His research interests span the topics of machine learning methods for cybersecurity enhancement, psycho-socioeconomic issues in cybersecurity risk management, and the development of systems that can intelligently defend themselves.