Third Annual Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2) Symposium

Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:15 AM

Where: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

The Maryland Cybersecurity Center's (MC2) Third Annual Cybersecurity Symposium will showcase the latest research, trends and topics in cybersecurity, including:

• A keynote address by Vern Paxson, a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. Paxson will discuss how cybercriminals are mostly motivated by financial profit, and how this can drive them to communicate with people online that they don’t know. This, in turn, provides an opening for cyber experts to interact with these criminals and learn about their motives and their activities. Paxson, who has appointments at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the International Computer Science Institute, will discuss his research in network-based attacks and defenses, as well as how he has successfully infiltrated several cybercriminal enterprises. Paxson co-founded and served on the steering committees of the ACM Internet Measurement Conference, the ACM Workshop in Rapid Malcode, and the USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats. He has served as program chair or co-chair of ACM SIGCOMM, USENIX Security, IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy, and ACM HotNets, and as an area director of the Internet Engineering Task Force. Paxson has received the 2008 ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award for his work on Internet measurement, the IEEE Communications Society William R. Bennett Prize Paper award, and the USENIX Lifetime Achievement award. He is an ACM Fellow.

• Research talks and tutorials by MC2 members

It will also provide an opportunity to connect with colleagues across academia, industry, and state and federal government.

Industry/Government/Faculty- $50
Full-Time Student- No Charge
(Including undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral students)
– Attendees must pre-register at and show student ID at check in on June 10. E-mail for the student discount code.
Press covering the event may enter at no charge and must make arrangements in advance with Tom Ventsias (, UMIACS Communications Director.

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