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Aug 19 2014

NYIT Cybersecurity Conference 2014

New York, N.Y. (August 19, 2014) – Privacy; innovations in enterprise security; systems security and the Internet of things; challenges in mobile security; the protection of critical infrastructure, organizations, and individuals against cyber-attacks; and cybersecurity research and education frontiers are the focus of New York Institute of Technology’s (NYIT’s) 2014 Cybersecurity Conference on Thursday, September 18. 

The daylong conference, held at NYIT’s Auditorium on Broadway and presented by the university’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, will feature a number of expert speakers and panelists addressing a broad range of pressing topics that industry, government, and academia around the world face. Additionally, there will be poster sessions featuring NYIT faculty research, and a panel on cyber careers followed by a reception for high school students and their parents. Registration for the conference is required.  

Keynote speakers at this fifth annual conference include:

  • Phyllis Schneck, Ph.D., Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Robert Bigman, CEO 2BSecure LLC, Former CISO, CIA

Other expert speakers at the 2014 conference represent the FBI, the U.S. Army, and corporations including IBM, Hewlett Packard, Motorola Solutions, Goldman Sachs,  Northrop Grumman, Niksun, AT&T, Fortinet, Owl Computing Technologies, Dell, Cisco, CA Technologies, and many others. 

Nada Marie Anid, Ph.D., Dean of NYIT’s school of Engineering, noted, “As a global university educating students across borders, NYIT is committed to spurring dialogue on critical issues, fostering innovation in cyber defense, and training the next generation of cyber professionals.” Anid added that the September event follows the success of NYIT’s Cybersecurity conference held in Abu Dhabi in April.
NYIT offers a concentration in Network Security for computer science and information technology majors in addition to a master’s program in Information, Network, and Computer Security, taught by faculty expert that have been awarded prestigious research grants in biometrics, swarm intelligence, cryptography, mobile, and cyber security. The M.S. program in Information, Network, and Computer Security is available in New York and at NYIT’s Vancouver campus; NYIT awaits approval to begin offering the program at its campus in Abu Dhabi. Additionally, NYIT’s bachelor’s degree in Computer Science has been approved by the Ministry of Education in Beijing, China.

NYIT has received formal validation for various cybersecurity course offerings from the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), an organization with representation from 21 U.S. government Executive Branch departments and agencies. The Information Assurance Courseware Evaluation program, part of the National Security Agency (NSA), validated NYIT’s courseware as meeting all the requirements of CNSS National Standards 4011 and 4013, as part of its role to ensure consistency in training and education for the information assurance skills that are critical to our nation.

Attendees at NYIT’s conference may receive five Professional Development Hours (PDHs) for professional engineers/IT specialists.  

About NYIT
New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and osteopathic medicine. A non-profit independent, private institution of higher education, NYIT has more than 12,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT sponsors 11 NCAA Division II programs and one Division I team.

Led by President Edward Guiliano, NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. To date, nearly 100,000 graduates have received degrees from NYIT. For more information, visit


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