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Babak D. Beheshti, Ph.D is a professor and Interim Dean of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) where he has been a full-time faculty member for over 30 years. With over 20 years of experience in R&D for embedded systems and wireless technology industry, he has successfully managed joint R&D programs with Asian, European, and U.S. companies including Siemens Mobile, Nokia, Samsung, KDDI, and LG. He is currently Director, and member of Board of Directors of the IEEE & active member since 1991. He is a member of Publication Services & Products Board (PSPB), the IEEE and MGA Board. He is a recipient of the IEEE, MGA Leadership Award, IEEE Millennium Medal, the IEEE Long Island Section Athanasios Papoulis Outstanding Educator Award, and three IEEE Region 1 Awards, including 2008 IEEE Northeastern Region Technical Innovation Award “For Providing Technical Leadership in the Development of State-of-the-Art Reconfigurable Wireless Technologies.” He received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at SUNY Stony Brook.
Anita D’Amico, PhD. is CEO of Code Dx, Inc., a leading provider of application vulnerability management solutions. She is also the Director of the Secure Decisions division of Applied Visions, Inc., where she has led the development of innovative cyber security technologies for almost 20 years and from which she spun out Code Dx, Inc. to commercialize their application security innovations. She started down the cyber security path over 25 years ago, leading Northrop Grumman’s first Information Warfare team.Her roots are in experimental psychology and human factors, and she has applied that expertise to enhance human performance in cyber security. For the past eight years she has focused increasingly on technologies that make it easier to discover software vulnerabilities and build secure software applications. Her attention is now focused on identifying the human factors that affect software security, and offering new technologies to assist human-intensive application security processes. A 2016 Forbes article named Anita as one of “five cool women in security” who serve as role models for young women entering the field.
Is the Cybersecurity Practice Manager at CCSI with over 16 years’ experience in IT focusing on Cybersecurity. Previously he’s worked in the manufacturing, financial, ecommerce, healthcare and service industries developing security programs for his employers. He’s passionate about building community and sits on multiple boards for other Long Island Cybersecurity organizations.