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Cybersecurity Panel Series presents Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity Panel Series presents Career Opportunities in Cybersecurity

Join experts from industry, academia, and government to learn about career opportunities in the rapidly growing cybersecurity sector!

May 7th, 2015


Golisano Auditorium (GOL-1400) at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Moderated by Jeanne Casares, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology Services at RIT

Hosted by New York State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle & Monroe County Legislator Justin Wilcox



Kirk Striebich '89, Project Manager, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Kirk Striebich serves as the Project Manager for the FBI at the Software Engineering Institute, developing and managing emerging software-based technologies and solutions to help combat cyber crime.

Peter Ryan Jr. '15, computing security student at RIT

Peter Ryan Jr. is a fourth-year computing security student at RIT, a Global Threat Intelligence Analyst contractor for Symantec and RIT Student Government Senator.

Chaim Sanders '12, '13, '14, Security Researcher at Trustwave Spiderlabs

Chaim Sanders is a Security Researcher at Trustwave Spiderlabs. His professional area of expertise centers around web application and web server security and he frequently publishes blogs and gives talks on the subject. As part of his role at SpiderLabs he is responsible for the development and maintenance of the popular open source ModSecurity web application firewall.

Bruce Jones, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies

Bruce Jones is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) of the Lifetime Healthcare Companies.  Mr. Jones has responsibility for driving security and IT compliance programs to help protect the brand across the Lifetime Healthcare Companies.  His team has responsibility in four major areas which consist of IS Governance and Compliance, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management and Security Architecture & Consulting.  

Previously, Bruce was the CISO at Eastman Kodak Company where he had a very successful thirty-two year career in a variety of leadership positions.  He holds a BS Degree in computer science from Saint John Fisher College as well as numerous industry certifications.    Bruce is active in the IT Security industry speaking at conferences and webinars, publishing articles on IT Security and risk management, serving as an industry advisor for the Rochester Institute of Technology Computing Security Department and as an active Board member on the Rochester Chapter of the FBI InfraGard group. He has won numerous awards within the IT industry for his leadership and accomplishments in building and implementing a world class security, risk and compliance program at Kodak.  

Kirstie Failey '15, information security and forensics major; criminal justice minor 

Kirstie Failey is a 4th year information security and forensics major with a minor in computer science. She has worked at defense contractors such as MITRE Corporation and Parsons. She will be working for Protiviti as an IT Security Consultant after graduation. 


Eric J. Meyers '88, Information Technology Director, Cyber Security, Corning Incorporated

Eric J. Meyers joined Corning in January 2013 as director, Cyber Security in the Information Technology organization. In this role, he leads the company’s cyber security efforts, specifically those related to threat defense, detection, analysis, and incident response.  

Prior to joining Corning, Meyers worked for several DuPont business units and functions including DuPont Nylon, DuPont Flooring Systems, and DuPont Information Security. During his tenure with DuPont, Meyers held leadership positions in the technology infrastructure and information security areas. Meyers has more than 25 years of information technology and security experience within the manufacturing sector.

Meyers received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University. He also holds a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification.

Sponsored by the Computing Security Department at the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at RIT, Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education at RIT, and RIT Alumni Relations.

Following the panel...

RIT Cyber Defense team recognition event in Golisano atrium 1:30 – 1:50pm

Reception in Student Innovation Hall 2:00 – 3:00pm

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