PAGE: Cyber Aware

Cyber security: A world of opportunities for every student

The aim of Cyber Aware Day is to educate students from all backgrounds on the rapidly-developing world of cyber security. Industry experts will convene to discuss what cyber security is, what its challenges are, and the landscape of job opportunities that this space presents for students.

All majors are encouraged to attend; lunch will be provided.



Introductory Remarks
Keynote Speaker

Tyson Kopczynski, VP Security @ Oportun

Caroline Wong, VP Security @ Cobalt

Lisa Yeo, Assistant Professor @ UC Merced


Shaun Gilmore,

Senior PM @ Microsoft’s TCG

Michael Arrowsmith,

Senior Director of Cloud Security @ Splunk

Amul Kalia,

Analyst @ EFF

Nicholas Dugan,

Deputy CIO @ UC Merced


Demo Tables Hosted By:






※UC Merced Office of Information Technology



Date: Friday, October 13, 2017

Location: California Room

Time: Event
9:00-10:00 Event Registration
10:00-10:15 Introductory Remarks
10:15-10:45 Keynote Speaker
10:45-11:00 Networking Break
11:00-12:00 Panel Session: Challenges, Opportunities, and Careers in Cyber Security
12:00-1:00 Lunch, Panel Q&A
1:00-3:00 Open Floor: Demo Table/Industry Networking Session 1:00-2:00 Electronic Frontier Foundation Workshop: “Protecting Your Rights in the Digital World” (Click for info)
2:00-3:00 Electronic Frontier Foundation Workshop: “Protecting Your Rights in the Digital World” (Click for info, repeated)
3:00-3:15 Closing Remarks


Students: Sign up to receive your lunch

Please fill out the form below to ensure you receive food at the event:


Interested in working with us?

※ Host a demo table

We are currently looking for industry speakers and representatives to table during the Open Floor Session (1-3PM) and engage students with us. You will be interfacing with educational leaders and students in order to further understanding of cyber security and bring attention to cyber security roles in organizations such as yours. We will provide parking, lunch for company employees, and an 8x4 table where you can:

  • Distribute promotional materials and swag
  • Meet UC Merced students
  • Provide live demos of your products

For an image layout of the room, please click here. In order to reserve a demo table, please make a tax-deductible donation of $1,000 and contact us at

※ Become a sponsor

Have your logo displayed on our promotional materials and at the event. Send your representatives and we will provide parking, lunch for company employees, and opportunities to network with students.

In order to become a sponsor, please make a tax-deductible donation and contact us at