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U of N, Reno Hosts Cybersecurity Conference

University of Nevada, Reno Hosts Inaugural Cybersecurity Conference

University of Nevada, Reno Hosts Inaugural Cybersecurity Conference

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The Cybersecurity Center at the University of Nevada, Reno invited local and regional businesses, as well as members of the public to talk about trends and topics involving cybersecurity.

The Cybersecurity Center at the University of Nevada, Reno invited local and regional businesses, as well as members of the public to talk about trends and topics involving cybersecurity.

“Us working together and interacting together and sharing the knowledge that we have makes us all much more secure,” Panelist at the conference and Information Security Program Manager for the company Employers Heather Case-Hall says.

One of things mentioned during one of the four panels, was the fact that cybersecurity goes far beyond computer programming.

“We are looking at it from many different perspectives,” Executive Director for the Cybersecurity Center Shamik Sengupta says. “Be it business, be it criminal justice or psychology or history or political science, as many aspects as you can think of.”

More than 150 people registered for the conference, and Sengupta says every local and regional business the center reached out to accepted their invitation. That means there’s a need for the exchange of information regarding cybersecurity.

“The internet was built without really much security in mind,” Sengupta says. “And we are seeing the aftermath of that. Now we are playing the catch up game.”

Experts say business started to pay attention to the importance of cybersecurity earlier than the average public. They say the public has only caught up to the significance in recent years.

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