SPACE COAST, FL is the high tech leader in the third largest state. Needless to say, cybersecurity’s economic relevance is booming here which is why we’re hosting a first-ever cybersecurity conference in-partnership with the University of Florida.
This event brings a diverse set of cybersecurity stakeholders together to discuss major industry trends and get exposure to some deep technical training direct from the experts themselves.
There may be no better place to host these conversations than in a former indoor skatepark. Groundswell’s modern-industrial warehouse will feature three different conference tracks: keynote discussions in the main events room, deep tech talks in the tech village, and one-on-one bar camp trainings in our conference rooms and offices.
Join us for an event launch party on Friday evening and preview how graduate students are proactively addressing tomorrow’s top cybersecurity challenges. Following the showcase, stick around for a Smash Bros Tournament and Ping Pong Competition.
|Friday, November 3rd|
|3 to 5 PM||
Cybersecurity Showcase Sessions ft. University of Florida Students
Applications still open for students with white papers and/or products.
|6 PM||Super Smash Bros Tournament|
|Saturday, November 4th|
Waffle Extravaganza Brunch
We believe well-fed conference attendees are happy attendees. That’s why we’ve developed the best buffet waffle experience imaginable. Sponsors interested in adding value to the waffle bar may contact email@example.com.
|11 AM||Welcome Session with Groundswell Startups|
|Three Tracks to begin at 11:45AM|
Main Events Room to ft. Keynote Sessions
A Next Generation of Developers ft. University of Florida Cybersecurity Department
Cybersecurity in the Cloud ft. panel discussion features IoT discussion moderated by keynote
Cybersecurity and Next Generation Embedded Systems ft. panel discussion features systems discussion moderated by keynote
Tech Village to ft. Expert Technology Sessions (still accepting white papers)
Milestone Hall to ft. Cybersecurity Labs
Mark Tehranipoor, Ph.D.
Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor in Cybersecurity
ECE Department, University of Florida
Mark Tehranipoor, co-director of Florida Institute for Cybersecurity (FICS) Research and Intel Endowed Chair Professor at Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, will share the role that next-generation talent will play in delivering cybersecurity solutions to the connected world. The session offers an overview of the university’s current research on embedded systems security, reverse engineering, vulnerability analysis, and Internet of Things (IoT) security.
Tehranipoor is currently the Intel Charles E. Young Preeminence Endowed Chair Professor in Cybersecurity at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of Florida. His projects are sponsored by both the industry (Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Texas Instruments, Freescale, Comcast, Honeywell, LSI, Mentor Graphics, Raytheon, Draper, Juniper, R3Logic, Cisco, Qualcomm, MediaTeck, etc.) and the Government (NSF, ARO, MDA, DOD, AFOSR, NIST, DOE, etc.).
He is a recipient of 12 best paper awards and nominations, the 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2014 MURI award, the 2008 IEEE Computer Society (CS) Meritorious Service Award, the 2012 IEEE CS Outstanding Contribution, the 2010 and 2016 IEEE TTTC/CS Most Successful Technical Event for co-founding and chairing HOST Symposium, the 2009 and 2014 UConn ECE Research Excellence Award, and the 2012 UConn SOE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award.
Prior to joining University of Florida, Dr. Tehranipoor served as the founding director of the Center for Hardware Assurance, Security, and Engineering (CHASE) and the Comcast Center of Excellence in Security Innovation (CSI) at the University of Connecticut.
Prof. Tehranipoor is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society, and Member of ACM and ACM SIGDA. He is also a member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE).
Scott Hraster, Ph.D.
Entrepreneur in Residence at Mosley Ventures
Scott is a serial entrepreneur who has started three companies as well as led a number of innovative technology businesses. Scott co-founded and sold AirDefense to Motorola and was later a member of the senior management team that drove the acquisition of Intellisync by Nokia. As CTO and co-founder of AirDefense, he led the development of the world’s first wireless intrusion detection and protection solution and helped grow a business that reached more than half of the Fortune 100. In recognition of this innovation, InfoWorld selected Scott as one of the world’s top 25 CTO’s in 2005.
While at Nokia, Scott focused on technology strategy and M&A, successfully acquiring several mobility companies during his tenure. He is a recognized authority in wired and wireless network communication and security systems, with particular expertise in enterprise and consumer mobility and security. Scott is also an accomplished innovator and has authored 32 patents. As CTO and co-founder of AirDefense, he led the development of the world’s first wireless intrusion detection and protection solution and helped grow a business that reached more than half of the Fortune 100. In recognition of this innovation, InfoWorld selected Scott as one of the world’s top 25 CTO’s in 2005.
Scott began his entrepreneurial career as part of the start up executive teams at Pathfire and then security company Lancope. Prior to this, Scott spent significant time at Scientific-Atlanta and was the Chief Architect and inventor of a number of fundamental cable modem technologies. Scott holds a B.S.E.E. degree from the Ohio State University, where he graduated as a Presidential Honor Scholar, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Patrick G Traynor
John and Mary Lou Dasburg Preeminent Chair in Engineering
Patrick Traynor is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering at the University of Florida. His research uncovered critical vulnerabilities in cellular networks, made the first measurement of mobile malware infections and offers robust mechanisms for combatting Caller-ID scams.
Recipient of a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2010, was named a Sloan Fellow in 2014 and a Fellow for the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion in 2016.
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|Full Conference Booth||$1,500|