The Equifax breach, SEC data leak and other major fissures in our information security infrastructure has kept cybersecurity in the headlines the past few weeks. To help educate the Baylor community about current cyberthreats, Baylor Information Technology Services, the Department of Computer Science, Women in Computer Science, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the Baylor Intellectual Property Organization are hosting Cyber Day on October 6, 2017.

The New Wild West:
Cybersecurity in the Age of Pervasive Technology

October 6, 2017
2:00 p.m.
McClinton Family Auditorium
Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation

featuring our panelists

Nita Awatramani
Senior Manager, Enterprise Identity and Access Management,


Director of Security Research,

James Birmingham
VP of Data and Insider Threat Security,

Christopher McCurdy
Vice President of Global Security Sales,

Additional Industry Guests include

  • John Carbone, Senior Director for Technical Solutions, ForcePoint
  • Josh Copeland, Cyber Threat Intelligence Lead, ExxonMobil
  • Bert Hayes, Security for Small to Medium Enterprise, Splunk
  • James Hobbs, Supervisor, Cybersecurity Center of Expertise, ExxonMobil
  • Jeffrey Messer, Network Security Architect, Information Security Architecture and Engineering, Verizon
  • Lewis Omboga, Campus Recruiter, Verizon

CyBear HackFest
6:00 p.m.
Cashion Academic Center

The CyBear HackFest is an opportunity for everyone in the Baylor community to experience cyber threats from the inside. Whether you know nothing about technology or consider yourself an expert hacker, HackFest provides an opportunity for you to be BearAware! Simply make plans to come and select one of the following tracks:

General Track
Hankamer Academic Center Lobby

An experience designed for anyone and everyone! See the most common technological exploits in action and learn how to keep yourself from being an easy target for hackers.

Technical Track
Cashion Academic Center, 5th Floor

Test your mettle as a hacker by competing as part of a team in a "King of the Mountain" game where it is your job to work together to vanquish servers and conquer technological terrain in a quest to rule the network! Slots are still available, so register here TODAY!

Make plans today to participate in Baylor's Cyber Day activities. Both the panel discussion and HackFest are free and open to the public. For parking and other vital information, check the Resources to the right. We look forward to seeing you on October 6, 2017!

Baylor CyberDay is sponsored by Baylor ITS, the Department of Computer Science, Women in Computer Science, the Office of Corporate and Forndation Relations, the Baylor Intellectual Property Organization, and presented as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.