Local Events

In 2018 we have sponsored multiple conferences including:

BSides Raleigh

Security BSides is a community-driven framework for building events for and by cyber security community members. The goal is to expand the spectrum of conversation beyond the traditional confines of space and time. It creates opportunities for individuals to both present and participate in an intimate atmosphere that encourages collaboration. It is an intense event with discussions, demos, and interaction from participants. It is where conversations for the next-big-thing are happening.


ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications, and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill, and professional growth of its members.

Cybersecurity at NC State

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

Cybercriminals are relentless in their pursuit to reach you. Their unsolicited email, telephone calls, and even text and chat messages — which were once viewed as just a nuisance ― are now potentially harmful scams. And the target is none other than you. 

Join us in October for NC State’s Cybersecurity Awareness Month (CSAM) program, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart,” and participate in activities that will increase your awareness of security issues that impact you. 

Who’s Calling? Understanding the Scourge of Robocalls

On Wednesday, Oct. 6, Brad Reaves, assistant professor in the NC State Department of Computer Science and a member of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) Lab, will present the keynote address, “Who’s Calling? Understanding the Scourge of Robocalls,” from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. online. 

Telephone subscribers in the US are inundated by frequent unsolicited calls known as robocalls, and this is arguably one of the greatest cybersecurity issues facing people today. In this talk, Reaves will explain how and why the robocall problem became so significant, how NC State research reveals how these robocallers operate, and what is being done to put an end to the problem.

Reaves’ research is dedicated to measuring and improving the security and privacy of computer systems, with a particular emphasis on telephone networks and software for mobile platforms. This work has addressed detection and measurement of mobile malware in the wild, identified systemic risks in developing world mobile money systems, and provided new techniques to distinguish legitimate and fraudulent phone calls. His research integrates knowledge from fields as diverse as signal processing and digital communications; data science, machine learning and statistics; cryptography; program analysis; reverse engineering; and Internet and telephone networks.

To register, visit REPORTER. This event is open to the general public.