UAH Vice President for Research Dr. Ray Vaughn, also a distinguished professor of computer science, will be the keynote speaker for the first day of this summer's Rocket City TakeDownCon. Vaughn will address the topic of critical infrastructure security with his presentation, "Industrial Control Systems Insecurity," at the premiere cybersecurity event scheduled for Aug. 18-19 at the Dynetics Solutions Complex, 1004 Explorer Blvd. in Huntsville's Cummings Research Park. The conference will be preceded by four days of training opportunities. Vaughn joined UAH, a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, in May 2013 after serving as associate vice president for research and the department head for Computer Science and Engineering at Mississippi State University. He was also named an eminent scholar and most outstanding faculty member in 2008. Prior to entering academia, he completed a career in the U.S. Army, where he retired as a colonel followed by three years as vice president of DISA Integrated Services at EDS Government Systems.