The NCAC 2018 conference features national academic and industry experts on cyber risk analysis, threat identification, remediation, and communication as well as defense that will discuss the opportunities and threats of cyber, and educational and research best practices and exemplars.
National Cyber Analyst Challenge and Conference
April 12-13, 2018
The exclusive event is open by invitation only to faculty, program heads, and industry experts. The one day conference at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, will run parallel to the Cyber Analyst Challenge.
April 12, 2018
Welcome: Chris Kearns, Co-creator NCAC, The Vanguard Group
Meet all the students, faculty, and industry executives participating in NCAC in an informal setting.
April 13, 2018
Alter Hall, 7th Floor
7:30 – 8:00am
Registration and Breakfast
8:00am – 8:15am
Welcome: Senior Associate Dean, Aubrey Kent, Temple University
8:15 – 8:45am
8:45 – 8:55am
Challenge Briefing: Laurel Miller, Temple University
9:00 – 10:15am
Cyber-security challenges – The industry perspective
What challenges – operational and strategic are you facing today? What will be important tomorrow? In 5 years? What will the field look like in the future? What suggestions would you provide to academic researchers and/or academic curriculum designers?
Moderator: Munir Mandviwalla, Temple University
10:15 – 10:30am
10:30 – 11:45am
Cyber-security challenges – The research perspective
What are the current ‘hot’ cyber-security topics in research today? What will be important tomorrow? In 5 years? What will the field look like in the future? What suggestions would you provide to industry – based on your research or views on the field?
Moderator: Detmar Straub, Temple University
- John D’Arcy, University of Delaware
- Duncan Hollis, Temple University
- Allen C. Johnston, University of Alabama
11:45 – 12:45pm
12:45 – 2:15pm
Tools and Techniques
Each speaker will provide an interesting technical, organizational, or structural tool or technique relevant to cyber-security.
Moderator: Deval Shah, Temple University
- Brad Dispensa, Amazon Web Services
- Wenliang (Kevin) Du, Syracuse University
- Jim Solderitsch, Villanova University
2:15 – 2:30pm
2:30 – 3:15pm
Education Best Practices
Each speaker will provide best practices in education from the perspective of their institution and view of the current and future cyber education landscape.
Moderator: Marie-Christine Martin, Temple University
3:15 – 3:30pm
3:30 – 5:00pm
5:00 – 6:30pm
Reception and Dinner
6:30 – 7:00pm