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Mount Saint Mary College

Mount Saint Mary College’s Center for Cybersecurity will be hosting a series of free, public talks by local leaders in the field.

All of the presentations will take place on campus in Aquinas Hall, Room 053. Some talks will also be available as Zoom presentations. For a full list of presentations, including Zoom registration links, visit

Upcoming talks are as follows.

Frank Casabianca, National Security Agency (NSA) and visiting professor of the United States, will present “A Cryptographic Tour of the Enigma” on November 3 at 4 p.m. Casabianca will discuss the Enigma Machine, a cipher device used primarily in World War II.

Casabianca is the National Security Agency (NSA) Visiting Professor at the US Military Academy at West Point. His 20-year career at NSA includes a variety of assignments in Signals Intelligence and Cybersecurity.

Mount alumnus Brendan DuRoss ’17, a Cloud Security Analyst at Tanium, will present “Lessons Learned as an Incident Responder” on November 10 at 4 p.m. He received a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology with concentrations in Web Design and Networking from the Mount and a Master of Science in Cyber Security from Fordham University in 2018. Brendan has been working in the Cybersecurity industry for more than four years with experience in multiple areas.

The Mount’s Center for Cybersecurity provides program guidance and oversight to the college’s Cybersecurity major and concentration; brings expert speakers to campus; provides cyber defense resources to the campus and the community; and more. The initiative is maintained by the college’s Division of Mathematics & Information Technology and supported by an external advisory board of local and national industry professionals, as well as faculty from the Mount and other institutions.

“Cybersecurity is everyone’s business,” noted Sagar Raina, associate professor of Information Technology. “As an institute of higher education in the Hudson Valley, the Mount has a critical role to play in educating people about cybersecurity. The college’s Center for Cybersecurity, through workshops and boot camps led by expert faculty, will provide effective resources for local businesses, schools, and government organizations in cyber defense education and training.”

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