Quanterion Solutions will be a presenter at the Central New York (CNY) Hackathon, a cybersecurity conference and competition hosted by Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC), on Friday, November 6th. The event hosts students from MVCC, Utica College, Herkimer College and SUNY Polytechnic Institute to participate in a number of exercises designed by volunteers from the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) and local cybersecurity companies (including Quanterion). The event also features technical presentations from industry professionals, including demonstrations presented by two Quanterion employees.

James Rice, a cybersecurity analyst at Quanterion, will be delivering a presentation on the impact of low-cost innovation on cybersecurity. James’ presentation will discuss the effects that inexpensive and readily-available commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products, such as consumer-grade UAVs, can have on physical security devices and wireless networks. James has designed one of the three security activities for the hackathon and he is in charge of implementing the activity for the participants on the day of the event.

John Reade, a computer scientist at Quanterion, will be presenting Quanterion’s recent efforts with AFRL and AgentFly Technologies to test a multi-agent system enabling the large-scale simulation of civilian and unmanned air traffic. He will explain how the system integrates advanced flight path planning and decentralized collision avoidance with highly detailed models of the UAVs and the environment. The presentation will also discuss what students need to know in order to safely fly UAVs within the current FAA guidelines.


Fall 2015 CNY Hackathon Agenda [.PDF]