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Cyber Security Day

Experts to Discuss Strategies for Secure Systems
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Cal State Fullerton’s College of Engineering and Computer Science hosts “Cyber Security Day” Nov. 13, featuring industry experts, as well as CSUF student research and club presentations. With about 150 students, faculty and staff members and industry professionals expected to attend, the event is at capacity. Reporters are welcome.


Friday, Nov. 13
8 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Holiday Inn & Suites, 2932 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, 92831


8 a.m. — Opening remarks by Raman Unnikrishnan, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science, followed by event organizer Mikhail Gofman, assistant professor of computer science. Gofman will discuss the college’s new Center for Cyber Security. 

8:30 a.m. — “Increasing Cloud Security With Static Analysis,” Reza Nickoopour, consultant, Cigital Inc.

9:30 a.m. — “Cyber Security: The Changing Landscape,” Khaled Tawfik, chief of information technology, and Erick Weber, information security officer, Department of Public Works, Los Angeles County.

10:30 a.m. — “State of Information Technology and Cyber Security Strategies,” Amir Dabirian, CSUF vice president for information technology/CIO.

12:30 p.m. — “Building Secure Systems,” Antony Selim, certified information system security professional and licensed professional engineer, Raytheon Co.

1:30 p.m. — “Catalyzing and Cultivating Security Literacy,” Mourad Kourdab and Jennifer Nguyen of the Offensive Security Society student club.

2 p.m. — Computer science graduate student Nicholas Smith will present his research on mobile device biometrics. His work focuses on identifying users based on both face and voice recognition. His faculty research mentors are Gofman and Sinjini Mitra, assistant professor of information systems and decision sciences.


Cyber Security Day is designed to give students insight and information about areas of study and careers in computer security. The event is supported by a grant from Raytheon.

Media Contacts:

Mikhail Gofman, Computer Science, 657-278-7304
Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027