September 27, 2021
A number of University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are scheduled to speak during the Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 6-8.
The virtual conference is organized by the CyberWyoming Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide security awareness, education and outreach programs to Wyoming. To register, go to www.cyberwyoming.org/conference/.
Gov. Mark Gordon opens the conference at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a prerecorded message, followed by Mikki Munson, from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.
UW’s participants include:
— Professor Jean Garrison, director of the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program, who’ll open and lead the Thursday, Oct. 7 session starting at 8 a.m.
— Professor Stephanie Anderson, who’ll address “Russia’s Cyber Attacks Against the U.S. and Its Allies” at 9 a.m. Oct. 7.
— Rocky Case, director of Manufacturing Works, a partnership of UW, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Wyoming Business Council. He’ll speak Friday, Oct. 8, about upcoming work at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.
— Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, who’ll speak at 9:50 a.m. Oct. 8 about the center.
— Assistant Professor Whit Stewart, who’ll speak after Lupien about how blockchain is used in wool production. He’ll be joined by master’s student Courtney Newman, from Fort Collins, Colo.
— Assistant Professor Mike Borowczak, who’ll address “What Is a Non-Fungible Token, and Why Should We Care?” at 11 a.m. Oct. 8.
— Anne Alexander, vice provost for strategic planning and initiatives, who’ll discuss UW’s strategic planning digital pillar at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8.
The complete schedule is available at www.cyberwyoming.org/conference/. The conference is free to education and government employees, as well as students.