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CyberSecurity 2013: Cloud and Social Networking

Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico Hosts the Conference:
CyberSecurity 2013: Cloud and Social Networking

Cyber Security is one of the hottest IT issues, worldwide. The Center of Information Assurance for Research and Education (CIARE) at Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico (PUPR) will be hosting the first “CyberSecurity 2013 Cloud and Social Networking Conference” at the campus amphitheater on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. CIARE provides a forum that can be used by faculty, students, and professionals from the public and private sectors. The Center is a vehicle for: training, research, invention, innovation, education, public awareness, entrepreneurship, economic development, and dissemination of best practices.

Speakers from the local government and industries are invited to participate in this activity, that will bring together some of the most talented security professionals in Puerto Rico to talk about some of the most important current security issues in IT. Faculty, students, and Information Assurance (IA) professionals can exchange their knowledge and experiences in the area of Cyber Security. There will also be an interactive workshop in the afternoon introducing Cryptography and Steganography where the participants will get hands-on experience by solving some basic exercises in these two areas.

As a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE/IAE) designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (NSA/DHS) in June, 2009, PUPR is proud to be the first and only CAE/IAE in Puerto Rico. PUPR has a Master in Science in Computer Science program in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science (ECECS). This program was the first and only of its kind in Puerto Rico, and has a specialization in Information Technology Management and Information Assurance (ITMIA). The Department also offers a Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance and Security (GCIAS); and a Graduate Certificate in Computer Forensics is planned to be offered in the near future.

Activity is free of charge and open to the public. To register, please send your Name, Position, Company, Phone and Email to: congreso.poli.2013@gmail.com.

The Conference Supported in part by the US Army Research Laboratory and the US Army Research Office.