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Registration ends today for the cyber-security conference being held by the University of Nevada, Reno next week.

Local and regional industry representatives will be in attendance to discuss ways to address the growing challenges in cyber-security, by building a collaborative and synergistic relationship between industries and academia.

The cyber-security conference will bring in security experts to discuss ways to solve issues around cyber-security and its enormous implications for economic development in Nevada, including industries such as aerospace and defense, banking, healthcare, information technology, advanced manufacturing and online gaming.

“The event will showcase products, engage with the community, promote communication, build partnership opportunities and provide greater insight for students,” Shamik Sengupta, associate professor in the College of Engineering, the executive director of Cyber-security Center and conference organizer, said. “It’s critical to increase awareness among tomorrow’s leaders by involving them with the best cyber-security thinkers in our region.”

Sengupta said that cyber-security has important implications for the power grid, as well as for the ever-growing tech presence in Nevada.

Keynote speakers include Mridul Gautam, Vice President for Research and Innovation, University of Nevada, Reno, and Greg Brower, Attorney and Partner in the Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck law firm.

Renowned cyber-security experts from various industries and the University of Nevada, Reno will also be speaking in these four panels:

  1. Vulnerability analysis and penetration testing
  2. Society of Women Engineers in cyber-security
  3. Cyber-security in critical infrastructure
  4. Legal and interdisciplinary aspects in cyber-security
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The event will take place on April 2, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Joe Crowley Student Union at the University of Nevada, Reno, and is free to all attendees.

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