Navigating the 'Dark Web' of Cyber Risk:
Cyber Security & Supply Chain Management
Thursday, April 11th, 2024

Come to a special event sponsored by Florida Atlantic Executive Education and the Masters of Science in Supply Chain Management program featuring a discussion between Ilya Rubinshteyn, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CDPSE (President and Chief Compliance Officer, Aegis IT Solutions), Sourya Biswas (Director of Consulting & Implementation, NCC Group), and Mehran Basiratmand, Ph.D. (Director of Innovation and Programs, Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM), Florida Atlantic College of Business), moderated by Steven Carnovale, Ph.D. (Professor of Supply Chain Management and Director of the Masters in Supply Chain Management program, Florida Atlantic College of Business).

Global supply chains are more expansive than ever before and with this proliferation comes increased threats to intellectual property, product authenticity, and information security. Firms are interconnected with enterprise resource planning systems, transportation management systems, payment processing systems, and other digital assets and technologies.

Key topics to include:

  • Vulnerabilities: where are modern supply chains most exposed?

    • Securing information in procurement, manufacturing, and logistics
  • Structure of cybersecurity in supply chain management:

    • What does a comprehensive cyber protocol look like for global supply chains?
    • What is involved with the assessment and detection of threats?
  • Recovering from the brink: how can firms design structures to bounce back from the inevitable cyber attack in their supply chain?

    • What can firms do to safeguard themselves against cyber threats in supply chain design?
    • What does cyber resilience look like for supply chains?
    • What will the future hold for supply chain cyber security?

Meet the Industry Expert Panel


Ilya Rubinshteyn

Ilya Rubinshteyn, CISM, CISSP, CISA, CDPSE

President and Chief Compliance Officer
Aegis IT Solutions

With over 20 years of experience Ilya is a recognized expert in information security and compliance. He started Aegis IT Solutions having realized the growing struggle for businesses to keep up with the complex IT security and regulatory compliance. Using proven methods for establishing secure and compliant business processes Ilya ensures that his team delivers business centric solutions and enterprise level IT security to every client.

Sourya Biswas
NCC Group

Sourya Biswas

Director of Consulting & Implementation
NCC Group

Sourya is a Director in the Consulting & Implementation practice at NCC Group, the largest pure play security consulting firm in the world, headquartered and listed in the UK with a major and growing US subsidiary. He has 20 years of experience in Information Risk and Security, as both an operator and a consultant. He holds an undergrad degree in Information Technology from IIIT Calcutta and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame.


Mehran Basiratmand

Mehran Basiratmand, Ph.D.

Director of Innovation and Programs
Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM)
College of Business, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Mehran Basiratmand is Director of Innovation and Programs in the Department of Information Technology and Operations Management (ITOM) of the FAU College of Business. He teaches courses for FAU Executive Education courses. Prior to re-joining FAU, Mehran was a member of the CIO Strategic Advisory team at e-Group | Enabling Technologies, a Microsoft premier partner. He provided strategic advisory services including adoption of AI technologies, Microsoft cyber security stack, and organizational assessment to implement new technologies.



Meet the Moderator and Host
Steven Carnovale

Steven Carnovale, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management
Director of the Masters in Supply Chain Management program
College of Business, Florida Atlantic University

Dr. Carnovale is a supply chain strategist specializing in interfirm networks, risk management and global sourcing/production networks with a specific focus on equity-based partnerships. He is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and an Associate Editor at the Journal of Supply Chain Management. His research has appeared in the Journal of Supply Chain Management, the Journal of Business Logistics, the Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, the Journal of International Business Studies, the International Journal of Production Economics, the European Journal of Operational Research and Annals of Operations Research among others.



Date: Thursday, April 11th, 2024
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Live Virtual attendance begins at 6:30 PM)
Location: Florida Atlantic Boca Raton Campus (Executive Education Schmidt Family Complex) or Live Virtual

Arrival: Networking & Refreshments: 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Location: Executive Education Grand Concourse

Speaker Panel with Q&A: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Executive Education Schmidt Family Complex - Room SF 107

Featured Graduate Degree Program



Professional Master's in Supply Chain Management

Available On Campus, Live Virtual, or Fully Online

The Professional Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSSCM) is a 30-credit program catered to working professional students. Supply Chains are essential for the trade, retail, manufacturing, and service industries and are expanding geographically and in scope. Continued globalization, advancements in digital technologies, and the more recent emphasis on Blockchain have resulted in an increased focus on supply chain and its risks.

Contact Us


Manana Argvliani
Program Manager
address: 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431
phone: (561) 297-2360
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