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Agenda: NYIT Cybersecurity Conference

Cyber Security Conference

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, New York City

Presented by NYIT's School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, this conference will address a broad range of pressing topics including privacy; innovations in enterprise security; systems security and the Internet of things; mobile security; the protection of critical infrastructure, organizations, and individuals against cyberattacks; and cybersecurity research and education frontiers.


8:15-9:00 a.m. Breakfast and Registration
9:00 a.m. Welcome
Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, NYIT
9:05 a.m. Opening Remarks
Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., President, NYIT
9:25 a.m. Remarks
  • Honorable Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
  • Andre McGregor, Special Agent, New York Cyber Branch, FBI
9:40 a.m. Morning Keynote Speaker
  • Robert Bigman, CEO 2BSecure LLC, Former Chief Information Security Officer, Central Intelligence Agency
10:00 a.m. Innovations in Enterprise Security
  • Marisa Viveros, Vice President, Cyber Security Innovation, IBM Corporate Strategy
  • Andrzej Kawalec, CTO, Enterprise Security Services, Hewlett Packard Co.
10:40 a.m. Poster Pitch
10:45 a.m. Networking Break and Poster Session
11:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Systems Security and the Internet of Things
Moderator: Paul Stirpe, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Letse, LLC., and Adjunct Professor, NYIT


  • Erv Comer, Director of Information Assurance, Enterprise Mobile Computing, Motorola Solutions
  • Royal Hansen, Vice President, Technology Risk, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Derek Manky, FortiGuard Global Security Strategist, Fortinet
  • Michael Papay, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Northrop Grumman

Q&A session

12:00 p.m.

Lunch, 16 W. 61st St., 11th floor

Keynote Speaker: Honorable Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York State*

Speakers: Steven Rubin (B.S. '94) and A. Jonathan Trafimow, Partners and Co-Chairs, Cybersecurity Practice Group, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP

1:00 p.m. Afternoon Welcome
Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, NYIT
1:05 p.m.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker:
Phyllis Schneck, Ph.D., Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security


1:40 p.m. Parag Pruthi, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Niksun
2:00 p.m. Trends and Challenges in Mobile Security
  • Gustavo de los Reyes, Ph.D., Executive Director, Security Research Center, AT&T
  • Chris Drake, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, iconectiv
2:40 p.m.

Panel 2: The Protection of Critical Infrastructure, Organizations and Individuals against Cyber Attacks

Moderator: Raj Goel (B.S. '94), Chief Technology Officer, Brainlink International, Inc.

Panel Members:

  • David Konetski, Dell Fellow and Executive Director for End to End Solutions, End User Computing (EUC) Business Unit, Dell
  • Ron Mraz, Ph.D., President and CEO, Owl Computer Technologies Inc.
  • Jim Reno, Distinguished Engineer, CA Technologies
  • John Stuppi, CISSP, Technical Leader, Strategic Security Research, CISCO

Q&A session

3:45 p.m. Networking Break and Poster Session
4:00 p.m.

Panel 3: Research and Education Frontiers in Cybersecurity

Moderator: Jonathan Voris, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Computer Sciences, NYIT School of Engineering & Computing Sciences

Panel Members

  • Gregory Conti, Ph.D. Colonel, U.S. Army, Director, Army Cyber Center, U.S. Military Academy, West Point
  • Howard Taylor, NSA USMA Fellow, Information Assurance Directorate
  • Felix Thomas (B.S. '79), Founder, CEO and President, Network Security System Plus, Inc.
  • Debbie Waung, Director, Novetta

Q&A session

5:00 p.m.

Panel 4: Cyber Careers
Moderator: Rob Marano, Founder, The Hackerati, and Adjunct Professor, NYIT

Panel Members:

  • Brad Antoniewicz (B.S. '11), Foundstone Research Group, McAfee/Intel
  • Larry Karantzios, Pre-Sales Systems Engineer - Financial Services, FORTINET, High Performance Network Security
  • Sandra Kopecky (B.S. '88, M.S. '12), Oracle Cache Cloud, Operations Data Input Analyst, NPD Group
  • Robert Pinkerton (B.S. '12), Embedded Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin

Q&A session

6-6:30 p.m. Reception

Preliminary and subject to change, as speakers are confirmed
* Invited