World Experts and Scholars Combat Cyber Security

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New York, N.Y. (Sept. 8, 2011) – Mobile computing is the greatest security challenge to organizations today, surpassing concerns about cloud computing, according to security expert Timothy Brown, who will speak at NYIT’s Cyber Security Conference on Sept. 15.

Days after the country marks the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a dozen experts will gather at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) to analyze cyber vulnerabilities and the latest measures to protect individuals and organizations. They will cover topics including cloud computing, social networks, and mobile security, as well emerging technologies and R&D initiatives. 

Brown, SVP chief security architect and distinguished engineer at CA Technologies, Security Business, will join other speakers representing the FBI, the New York State Office of Cyber Security, IBM, Motorola, and other leading groups in the fight against hackers.

“New technologies come with new liabilities, so we need to work together to proactively identify risks and protect ourselves against potential disasters,” said Nada Anid, Ph.D., dean of NYIT’s School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, which has launched a program in network security to teach students how to identify and solve security breaches.

Internet security firms are finding 70,000 new malicious programs every 24 hours, according to Natalya Kaspersky, co-founder of anti-virus software provider Kaspersky Lab ZAO. 

Cloud computing offers a low-cost way to store and retrieve data, but its security is unproven. Paul Stirpe, Ph.D., CEO of Letse, a global software and services corporation, will talk about these security considerations and will lead a panel discussion on these topics.  

Keynote Presentations

Jeff Crume, IBM’s Distinguished Engineer and IT Security Architect, will discuss identity and reputation protection as public and private lives are constantly exposed on the Internet. Crume is the author of Inside Internet Security: What Hackers Don’t Want You To Know.

Kevin O’Connell, analyst, scholar, and writer on national security and intelligence matters, will speak on advanced persistent threats in cyberspace. He is the former Chairman of NOAA’s Federal Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing and has served as senior analyst in the White House Situation Room, National Security Council. O’Connell, president and CEO of Innovative Analytics and Training, is an expert at identifying, analyzing, and managing emerging threats to the nation’s interests for government and commercial clients

Expert Presentations

  • Protecting New York State’s Citizens and Businesses Against Cyber Disasters by Thomas D. Smith, J.D., director of New York State Office of Cyber Security

  • FBI, New York Office, investigative Cyber Squad
  • Protection of Wireless Communication Networks by Krishan Sabnani, Ph.D., senior vice president in the Networking Research Laboratory at Alcatel-Lucent-Bell Labs

  • Security Considerations in Hybrid, Multi-Vendor Clouds by Paul Stirpe, Ph.D., co-founder of Letse
  • Cloud Security: Emerging Cyber R&D Challenges for Government and Industry by Kenneth Brancik, Ph.D., managing director of Northrop Grumman Cyber Security Research
  • Lunch Presentation by Gary Morse, president and founder of Razorpoint Security Technologies

  • Mobile Computing – Today’s Security Challenge by Timothy Brown, SVP chief security architect and distinguished engineer at CA Technologies, Security Business
  • Leveraging the Power of the Network for Mobility Security by Gustavo De Los Reyes, Ph.D., executive director of technology security at AT&T
  • Panel Discussion on Challenges in Cloud Computing with Nasir Memon, Ph.D., professor at NYU-Poly; Raj Goel (NYIT, B.S. ’94), CTO and co-founder of Brainlink International, Inc.; Tom Bianculli, senior director of the emerging business office at Motorola, and Gregory Conti, Ph.D., associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at United States Military Academy. Moderated by Paul Stirpe, Ph.D., co-founder of Letse.

The conference will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway between 61st and 62nd Streets in New York City.

For the complete conference agenda, visit

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World Experts and Scholars Combat Cyber Security