On the 7th of November 2018 The School of Science and Technology of Nazarbayev University in partnership with the U.S. Mission in Kazakhstanis hosted an event on cybersecurity in support of the Digital Kazakhstan initiatives.
13:00 - opening remarks
13:20 - presentation 1: Michael Lewis
Vice-Dean of SST
13:40 -14:00 - presentation 2: Robert Bergida
Assistant General Counsel, FBI
14:00-14:20 - presentation 3: Richard Mennuti
Supervisory Special Agent, FBI
15:15 - panel discussion: speakers and industry representatives
16:15 - Q&A
Invited speakers’ biographies:
Robert Bergida has served as an Assistant General Counsel within the FBI’s Office of the General Counsel since August 2010, providing legal guidance to the FBI’s Cyber Division. Prior to being employed with the FBI, Mr. Bergida was an Assistant Chief Counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, where he handled various immigration matters on behalf of the government from 2006 until 2010. From 1993 until 2006, Mr. Bergida was an Assistant District Attorney in the Bronx County District Attorney’s Office as-signed to the Investigations Division where he prosecuted a broad array of crimes. Mr. Bergida spent a year in private practice upon graduating from law school. Mr. Bergida has a law degree from Hofstra University School of Law, an MBA from Baruch College, and a bachelor’s of science from Syracuse University.
Richard Mennuti is a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and is currently assigned to the National Intellectual Property Rights Center in Crystal City Virgin-ia. Mr. Mennuti has been a special agent with the FBI for 21 years and has extensive experience investigating and managing counter-terrorism and complex financial fraud investigations. Prior to working for the FBI, Mr. Mennuti was an U.S. Air Force Officer for 9 ½ years. Mr. Mennuti has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science.