Dr. Wesley McGrew
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Computer Science
Mississippi State University

Dr. Robert Wesley McGrew received his Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering at Mississippi State University, with a research emphasis on control system cyber security. Dr. McGrew is an assistant research professor in the Computer Science & Engineering department at Mississippi State University and is a member of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Center (CIPC) and Center for Computer Security Research (CCSR) at Mississippi State University. His research is within the domain of industrial control system security, vulnerability and exploit taxonomies, and malicious software reverse engineering. Past research efforts include development of a vulnerability taxonomy that affect supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) human-machine interface (HMI) systems. As part of the National Security Agency’s CAE recognition in the area of Cyber Operation for Mississippi State University, Dr. McGrew developed and teaches a course on software reverse engineering that uses real-world, high profile malware samples attributed to state-sponsored actors. Dr. McGrew has presented at high-profile security conferences Black Hat USA and DEFCON, and is the author of penetration testing and forensics tools widely used by practitioners. Dr. McGrew has also been involved in developing curriculum and teaching for several successful summer camp programs held in the computer science department in recent years.

Speaking Schedule
Wednesday, September 18, 3:50-4:45pm - Gender Diversity in the Cybersecurity Workforce