Cybersecurity conference

Cybersecurity Conference

Cybersecurity has enormous implications for economic development in Nevada, including industries such as aerospace and defense, banking, healthcare, information technology, media, advanced manufacturing and online gaming, all of which are increasingly important components of Nevada's economy. Cybersecurity also has important implications for our power grid as well as for the large and growing tech presence in Nevada.

In order to tackle the growing challenges in cybersecurity, a collaborative and synergistic attempt is absolutely critical among the industries and the academia. The University of Nevada, Reno Cybersecurity Conference brings local and regional industries together in an effort to build potential partnerships and to inform participants of the collaborative opportunities offered by the University of Nevada, Reno.

2nd annual cybersecurity conference

The University of Nevada, Reno Cybersecurity Center invites you to join us for the Second Annual Cybersecurity Conference on March 2nd, 2020. This free event will welcome security experts from a wide variety of platforms, in both industry and academia, in an effort to build potential partnerships and to inform participants of the collaborative opportunities offered by the University of Nevada, Reno.

  • When: Monday, March 2, 2020 8:0 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Where: Milt Glick Ballroom, Joe Crowley Student Union

Conference goals

  • Showcase products
  • Engage with the community
  • Promote communication
  • Build partnership opportunities
  • Connect organizations with students

Our inaugural conference was held in April 2019. 

Register for Capture the Flag

Agenda

City of Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve will provide opening remarks.

8 am – 8:30 am

  • Breakfast

8:30 am – 10 am

Welcome

  • Shamik Sengupta, Executive Director, UNR Cybersecurity Center
  • Opening Remarks by Hillary Schieve, Mayor, City of Reno

Keynote Speaker

  • Mike Buglewicz, Mission Support and Test Services, LLC, Contractor to the United States Department of Energy, Program Manager, Emergency Communication Network Services Division

10 am – 10:10 am

Break

10:10 am – 11 am

Byte Talks

  • Alexis Hancock, Electronic Frontier Foundation
  • Tony Rucci, Cybersecurity consultant
  • Troy Caswell, Optiv | Cybersecurity Solutions Integration & Management

11:05 am – 11:55 am

University of Nevada, Reno Research Showcase

12 pm – 1 pm

Lunch

1 pm – 1:50 pm

Byte Talks

  • William Olsen, Vice President IT/CIO, NV Energy
  • Robert Daugherty, Vice President Security, Chief Security Officer, Sierra Nevada Corporation

1:50 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2 pm – 2:45 pm

Panel: Cyber @50: Security and Privacy

  • Gi Yun, University of Nevada, Reno (Panel Moderator)
  • Greg Brower, Partner, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
  • Theresa Semmens, Chief Information Security Officer, Nevada System of Higher Education
  • Ramona A. Houmanfar, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Alan Cunningham, CISSP, GSTRT, Washoe County School District
  • Detective Joshua V. Watson, Reno Police Department, Computer Crimes Unit

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Industry Showcase

  • Student Posters/Demos
  • CISO Corner

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Break

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Capture the Flag at UNR Sandbox (LME 321)

Parking Information

Day parking is available at the top of the West Stadium Parking Complex for $5 per day per vehicle. A daily permit can be purchased at the top of West Stadium in the permit dispenser near the elevator or through the Parking and Transportation Services Office located outside the 3rd floor entrance at North Virginia and 16th Street.

Hourly parking is also available in various other locations on campus at $1.50 an hour. Please see our parking map to pick a location that works best for you.

Platinum sponsors


 

OneTrust logo

Palo Alto logo


 

Maclean Financial Group logo


 

SNC logo


 

Optiv logo

 

College of Engineering logo

 

Reynolds School of Journalism logo

 

Computer Science & Engineering logo

Gold sponsors

Baker Hughes logo

IEEE Region 6 logo


 

NV Energy logo

 

Trace3 logo

Silver sponsors

Dara Security logo

HIMSS logo

AAR logo

Sponsorship options

Because the event itself is free to attendees, the organizers need help to reduce the cost of hosting the event. We hope that we will have your strategic and financial support to make this event a grand success. We have put together different levels of sponsorship and the benefits attached to them. One of the greatest benefits is your generous contribution to the University of Nevada, Reno and surrounding communities that will facilitate further growth and learning opportunities.

The followings are various support packages that will enable you to promote your brand while supporting the conference.

Platinum Sponsorship ($2,000)

  • Logo on the website and conference proceeding
  • Special acknowledgement mention in the conference event as well as display of logo at the event and at the door
  • Table booth to showcase products

Gold Sponsorship ($1,000)

  • Logo on the website and conference proceeding
  • Special acknowledgement mention in the conference event as well as display of logo at the event and at the door

Silver Sponsorship ($500)

  • Logo on the website and conference proceeding