On March 27, the UNT Center for Information and Computer Security hosted a Workshop on Hot Topics in Networking and Security (HoNeST) at Ericsson, Inc. in Plano, TX. Several experts in the field of cybersecurity talked to an audience of more than 220 people. Seventy percent of the audience was from industry, which included managers, directors, and software developers. More than 50 companies were represented at the event. Other attendees included faculty from community colleges (more than 10 represented), faculty from universities and students.
UNT CSE Chair Dr. Barrett Bryant introduced the morning Keynote Speaker Jeremy Epstein, Program Director at the National Science Foundation, who spoke on "Voting Security and Risk Management." During lunch, UNT Graduate Students shared their research with attendees with their poster presentations. Following lunch, Dr. Dantu introduced the afternoon Keynote Speaker Dr. Henning Schulzrinne, Professor at Columbia University and Chief Technical Officer at the FCC. Dr. Schlzrinneâ€™s speech was "Insanity Isâ€”Or How Can We Finally Make Progress on Securing our Computing Infrastructure?"
CSE Professor Dr. Dantu is the Director of the UNT Network Security Lab. He was the Conference and Program Chair. CSE Principal Lecturer David Keathly was the Proceedings and Publicity Chair. Both Dr. Dantu and Mr. Keathly were on the Steering Committee, along with CSE Lecturer Dr. Mark Thompson. This event was sponsored by the UNT Department of Computer Science and Engineering; the National Convergence Technology Center, an NSF National Center hosted at Collin College; Ericsson; and Master Computing in Denton. A media gallery page with pictures of the conference is here.