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University of Connecticut’s Center of Excellence for Security Innovation to Host CyberSEED 2016

Third Annual Conference Brings Together Leading Experts Across Academia, Industry, and Government to Collaborate on Emerging Cybersecurity Trends

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The University of Connecticut’s Comcast Center of Excellence for Security Innovation (CSI) today announced CyberSEED 2016, the third annual cybersecurity event, taking place at UConn October 10-11, 2016. The hackathon and conference, hosted at the nation’s foremost center on hardware security, will be packed with interactive challenges for the students and will unite top information security professionals to discuss emerging trends and formulate best strategies for tackling current and future threats in an academic setting.

“As our world continues to weave technology into day-to-day life, cybersecurity needs to be at the forefront of academic and industry discussions now more than ever,” said Dr. Kazem Kazerounian, Dean of UConn’s School of Engineering. “The diverse conversations that CyberSEED fosters have untangled major technological challenges, proving integral to preventing serious cybersecurity breaches.”

Invited and confirmed government speakers include Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT), Congressman Joe Courtney (D-CT), State Senator Joan Hartley (D-CT) and State Representative Matthew Lesser (D-CT), and the Attorney General of Connecticut, George Jepsen.

The major themes this year will include wearable tech risks, DevSecOps, social engineering, open source vulnerabilities, ransomware, data integrity, geopolitical security, and the Internet of Things. The two-day hackathon and conference will feature three interactive challenges for students and keynote addresses from notable thought leaders from government, industry and academia. The event will encourage an open dialogue that leads to concrete strategies. Attendees will hear from the security pros behind the tech hacks featured on the Peabody-award-winning television series “Mr. Robot;” Scott Amyx, CEO at Amyx+; Dr. May Wang, co-founder and CTO at Zingbox; Noopur Davis, SVP Chief Product Information Security Officer at Comcast; Sridhar Solur, SVP Xfinity Home IoT and data services at Comcast; and Dr. Joseph Feiman, Chief Innovation Officer at Veracode.

“As the information security industry continues to evolve, it is imperative for businesses, government, and academic institutions to keep pace with emerging threats and new trends,” said Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, Executive Chair of CSI and Vice President of Cybersecurity R&D, Comcast Cable. “CyberSEED combines thoughtful discussions of key security issues with a hackathon that helps develop tomorrow’s cybersecurity leaders.”

The hackathon portion of the conference will feature three major challenges – Secure Coding, Capture the Flag, and Social Engineering – where 50 college and university teams will compete for a grand prize of $10,000. An award ceremony takes place at the conference’s conclusion where up to $70,000 worth of prizes and cash will be awarded to students.

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About UConn

The University of Connecticut is one of the nation’s leading public research universities. As the state’s flagship university, UConn is a leader in Connecticut workforce development, preparing its students with the latest knowledge, skills, technologies and industry standards to allow them to succeed in today’s highly competitive global marketplace.

 
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