Decode Cybersecurity: Triangle Tech Panel


10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, James B. Hunt Library

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William Enck

Event Moderator

William Enck is an associate professor in NC State’s Department of Computer Science where he is director of the Wolfpack Security and Privacy Research (WSPR) laboratory.

His research interests span the broad area of systems security, with efforts addressing security challenges in mobile applications, operating systems, cloud services, and networking. He is a member of the ACM, IEEE, ISSA, and USENIX.









Andrew Kotynski

Andrew Kotynski, the director of Information Security Services for NC State University, has been an active advocate and evangelist in information security for over 20 years.

With experience in the private and public sectors, Kotynski has received several national and local awards and recognition in his field through the years. He is also active in the community speaking to members of the university community, students and parents at local schools and churches about the dangers and pitfalls of the internet, social media and internet bullying.

Most recently, he participated in a round table interview for Business North Carolina Magazine  and has been appointed to the Technology Advisory Board for the Town of Wake Forest by the Board of Commissioners.




Dr. Laura BottomleyDr. Laura Bottomley joined NC State University in fall of 1997 with the mission of creating a Women in Engineering program. She soon realized the need for and originated a K-12 Outreach program in 1999. In addition to being the Director of the Women in Engineering program as well as the Engineering Place, she advises students and teaches the E 101 Introduction to Engineering and Problem-Solving class for first-year students.

Laura graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering in 1984 and 1985 respectively. She spent two years at AT&T Bell Laboratories, before returning to school at NC State for her Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering. Since then, she has consulted with Lockheed Martin, IBM, MCNC and others before eventually originating her current position in the Office Academic Affairs in the College of Engineering at NC State.




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Supervisory Special Agent Jessica Nye is the current supervisor of the FBI Cyber Squad in Raleigh. Prior to her arrival in North Carolina in 2015, Nye spent eight years working in the Baltimore Field Office on its Cyber Squad and two years at FBI Cyber Division Headquarters in Washington, DC.

She has significant experience working cyber-related matters, including computer intrusion investigations, intellectual property rights violations, theft of trade secrets, economic espionage, and other investigations.








Kevin RunyanKevin Runyan is a senior manager in the Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. He has over 14 years of experience in cybersecurity with a secondary focus on strategy. He has worked in cybersecurity program assessment, identity and access management assessment and implementation, security architecture, and operational IT security.

Assessing large, complex organizations, Runyan has developed an eye for areas of risk and exposure. As part of his operational IT security experience, Runyan routinely created processes to leverage software tools, lower risk exposure, and achieve compliance goals. He has also provided IT audit, financial risk management, and e-discovery services.






Omar SantosOmar Santos is a principal engineer of the Cisco Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT), where he mentors and leads engineers and incident managers during the investigation and resolution of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. 

He is an active member of the cybersecurity community, where he also leads several industry-wide initiatives and standards bodies that help businesses, academic institutions, state and local law enforcement agencies, and other participants dedicated to increasing the security of their critical infrastructures.

Santos is the author of more than a dozen books and video courses, as well as numerous white papers, articles, and security configuration guidelines and best practices. 


*** Due to unforeseen circumstances, Omar Santos will not participate as a panelist for this event. ***





Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson is a director at SAS where he the leads the IT Security and Compliance Division. This division is responsible for developing and enforcing security and compliance initiatives throughout the company.

Employed in the computer industry since the late 90’s, Wilson has held positions ranging from Unix administrator and network engineer at NC State University to a member of the Information Security Team at SAS. He received his bachelor of science degree in computer science from NC State University prior to working there. He has been responsible for supporting the Information Security program at SAS for over 10 years. He currently holds his CISSP certification.





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