Conference agenda

The event will open with two keynote addresses followed by four exciting panels, industry showcases and student posters.

Location: Joe Crowley Student Union, Milt Glick Ballroom

Breakfast, 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

  • Opening remarks, Shamik Sengupta, Executive Director, Cybersecurity Center, University of Nevada, Reno, 9:15 - 9:30

Keynote Addresses, 9:30 - 10.30 a.m.

Mridul Gautam, vice president for research and innovation, University of Nevada, Reno

Mridul Gautam

As vice president for research and innovation and professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Mridul Gautam leads the articulation and implementation of a shared vision for research and guides the administrative division focused on developing world-class research and discovery, the careers and competitiveness of faculty, and the institution’s capacity as a high-impact research university and economic cornerstone of Nevada.

Dr. Gautam also serves as President of the Nevada Research and Innovation Corporation. Prior to joining the University in 2013, he served as associate vice president for research at West Virginia University (WVU) as well as the vice president for the WVU Research Corporation.

Greg Brower, attorney and partner in the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law firm

Greg Brower

Greg Brower is a partner in the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck where he splits his time between the firm’s Washington DC and Nevada offices. His practice is focused primarily on civil and criminal litigation, government investigations, gaming regulatory matters, and cybersecurity issues.

Greg’s federal government experience includes service as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Nevada, as Deputy General Counsel at the FBI, and as Inspector General for the U.S. Government Publishing Office. At the state level, Greg served as a member of the Nevada Legislature during five regular sessions, including as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a member of Gaming Policy Committee.

Morning Panels

  • Vulnerability analysis and penetration testing, 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
  • Society of Women Engineers in cybersecurity, 11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Afternoon Panels

  • Cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
  • Legal and interdisciplinary aspects in cybersecurity, 1:45 - 2:30 p.m.

Industry showcase, 2:30 - 4 p.m.

  • Remarks by Dean Maragakis, 4 p.m.

Evening events, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. 

  • Evening Social (Milt Glick Ballroom).
  • Capture the Flag in the University's sandbox (CAIN Hall 253).