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Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference to Feature UW Speakers

September 27, 2021

A number of University of Wyoming faculty and staff members are scheduled to speak during the Wyoming Cybersecurity Conference Oct. 6-8.

The virtual conference is organized by the CyberWyoming Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide security awareness, education and outreach programs to Wyoming. To register, go to

Gov. Mark Gordon opens the conference at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with a prerecorded message, followed by Mikki Munson, from the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security.

UW’s participants include:

-- Professor Jean Garrison, director of the Malcolm Wallop Civic Engagement Program, who’ll open and lead the Thursday, Oct. 7 session starting at 8 a.m.

-- Professor Stephanie Anderson, who’ll address “Russia’s Cyber Attacks Against the U.S. and Its Allies” at 9 a.m. Oct. 7.

-- Rocky Case, director of Manufacturing Works, a partnership of UW, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Wyoming Business Council. He’ll speak Friday, Oct. 8, about upcoming work at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

-- Steve Lupien, director of UW’s Center for Blockchain and Digital Innovation, who’ll speak at 9:50 a.m. Oct. 8 about the center.

-- Assistant Professor Whit Stewart, who’ll speak after Lupien about how blockchain is used in wool production. He’ll be joined by master’s student Courtney Newman, from Fort Collins, Colo.

-- Assistant Professor Mike Borowczak, who’ll address “What Is a Non-Fungible Token, and Why Should We Care?” at 11 a.m. Oct. 8.

-- Anne Alexander, vice provost for strategic planning and initiatives, who’ll discuss UW’s strategic planning digital pillar at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 8.

The complete schedule is available at The conference is free to education and government employees, as well as students.

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