Agenda: NYIT Cybersecurity Conference


8:15 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 a.m.


  • Nada Anid, Ph.D., Dean, NYIT School of Engineering and Computing Sciences

9:05 a.m.

Opening Remarks:

  • Edward Guiliano, Ph.D., President, NYIT

9:20 a.m.


  • Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, NYC Government

9:30 a.m.

Morning Keynote Speaker:

  •  Andy Ozment, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protections and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

10:00 a.m.

Panel 1: Cybersecurity Threats and Innovations


  • Sabine Schilg, Vice President, Security Division, IBM


  • Rob Evans, Director of Business Development, Air Command and Control Solutions, Northrop Grumman's Division of Information Systems
  • Monique Morrow, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco
  • John Kimmins, Senior Security Director, iconectiv
  • Allison Wikoff, Intelligence Analyst/Security Researcher, Dell SecureWorks

Q&A Session

11:10 a.m.

Networking Break

11:20 a.m.

Panel 2: Protecting Critical Infrastructure, Organizations, and Individuals Against Cyberattacks


  • Peter M. Curtis (B.T. '83, M.S. '95), President and Chief Executive Officer, Power Management Concepts, LLC


  • Idan Edry, Chief Technology Officer, Nation-E
  • Ronald Mraz, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Owl Computing Technologies, Inc.
  • Shaun Mooney (B.S. '95, M.S. '04), Director of Infrastructure, Colliers
  • Paul Silba, Director of Cyber Security, New York Power Authority

Q&A Session

12:30 p.m.


2:00 p.m.

Afternoon Welcome:

  • Rahmat Shoureshi, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, NYIT

2:10 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Angelos Keromytis, Ph.D., Program Manager, Information Innovation Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, U.S. Department of Defense

2:45 p.m.

Panel 3: Research Frontiers for Cyber-Physical Systems and Internet of Things


  • Ziqian (Cecilia) Dong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NYIT


  • Gregory Conti, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Army Cyber Institute, U.S. Military Academy at West Point
  • Nasir Memon, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson, Computer Science and Engineering Department, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
  • Salvatore Stolfo, Ph.D., Tenured Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Q&A Session

4:00 p.m.

Workshop: Dimensions of Mobile Security: Energy Aware “Privacy Preserving” Active Authentication, and Biometrics

Workshop presenters include NYIT assistant professors of computer science Kiran Balagani, Ph.D., Paulo Gasti, Ph.D., and Jonathan Voris, Ph.D.

5:00 p.m.

Student Poster Competition


  • Danielle Santos, Program Manager for Cybersecurity Formal Education, U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity Education and Awareness Branch

5:30 p.m.

Reception and Students Awards

6:00 p.m. 

Conference Concludes

Contact Us

Campus Security

In an emergency, call 911 first and then call Campus Security at:

Old Westbury
Simonson House
Map It

16 West 61st St., 1st Floor
Map It

Central Islip
Building 66
Map It