UNR hosts 2nd annual Cybersecurity Conference

March 2, 2020 GMT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Local and regional industries are gathering at the University of Nevada, Reno to discuss how to face growing challenges in cybersecurity.

Security experts at UNR’s second annual Cybersecurity Conference on Monday planned to address ways to solve security issues and the effects it could have on economic development in Nevada.

Topics include vulnerability analysis, defense against ransomware, cybersecurity in critical infrastructure, interdisciplinary aspects in cybersecurity and security and privacy.

They keynote speaker is Mike Buglewicz, a program director for the U.S. Energy Department’s emergency communication network services division.

Shamik Sengupta, executive director of the University’s Cybersecurity Center, said last year’s event engaged the community and built up communication and partnerships.

“This second conference will continue to provide great insight for students and increase awareness among tomorrow’s leaders by involving them with the best cybersecurity thinkers in our region,” Sengupta said.

The event was scheduled to run from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union.