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Cyber Security Challenges, Trends and Research & Development: SE Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium (Aug 24, Chapel Hill)

Cyber Security Challenges, Trends and Research & Development
The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH), the North Carolina Military Business Center, and the North Carolina Military Foundation are pleased to host the Southeast Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium on August 24 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

WHEN.  August 24, 2017 from 0815-1630

WHERE.  University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina  27599

Cyber Security Challenges, Trends and Research & Development.
The focus of this session is to gain the perspectives of Federal & State Government, Academia and Industry of the types of cyber challenges that they face today, cyber trends that they have identified, and anticipated cyber requirements that need R&D. This panel will be moderated by North Carolina State University, Dr. Marc Hoit, and will consist of short presentations followed by extensive question and answers.
  • Moderated by: Dr Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, North Carolina State University 
  • Army Research Office (invited)
  • Dr. William Enck, Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University
  • Keith Collins, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, SAS
  • Maria Thompson, State Chief Risk Officer, North Carolina Department of Information Technology
  • Gary Rackliffe, ABB
  • Chris Beal, CISO/Chief Security Architect, MCNC Leadership, Security, MCNC
Who Should Attend & Why?
  • Industry, government, academe, students, and individuals who want to gain current information and future business opportunities surrounding cyber security threats, trends, research & development, public-private partnerships, and defense contractor cyber requirements.
Conference Objectives:
  • Connect federal & state government cyber entities with the North Carolina “Cyber Ecosystem” through an informative cyber security program consisting of the following and including ample time for question and answer to address attendee concerns. 
    1. Cyber Threats: Commercial and Government
    2. Cyber Operational Perspectives: Commercial & Government
    3. Cyber Challenges, Trends & Research Needs
    4. Cyber Public – Private Partnerships
  • Introduction to Defense Contractor Cyber Requirements (DFARS § 252.204-7012 and NIST Special Publication 800-17).
Background: The United States faces growing threats from malicious actors who seek to compromise critical business, National infrastructure, and Defense information residing on various networks. Potential economic losses and damage to National Security are staggering. Every day there are over 10 million cyber attacks worldwide with an estimated annual cost of $100 billion. Millions of Americans have had their identities compromised. Businesses have had IP and financial data taken.   Government networks have been targeted. Ransomware recently caused some health care organizations to stop providing services, and individuals continue to be “attacked” with viruses, phishing, and ransomware.   As a result, the Department of Defense has mandated as of 31 December 2017 that defense contractors meet certain cyber security requirements to do business with the government. (DFARS 252.204-7012)

To protect our networks and defeat these threats, today more than ever, Industry and the Government rely on Public-Private Cybersecurity Collaboration to share cyber threat information, enhance the overall security of networks, reduce damage to critical programs, and increase cyber situational awareness. Department of Defense has established a Defense Industrial Base Cybersecurity Program that allows participants to share unclassified and classified cyber threat information in near-real time and respond to adversary activity. Shared information includes mitigation measures and cybersecurity best practices.
This Southeast Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium will provide commercial and government entities information about operational cyber perspectives, threats, needs, teaming and business opportunities.   All businesses with IT & Cyber security capabilities, all businesses engaged in the federal market, government agencies, and R&D entities should attend.

Einstein was asked what he would do if he had 60 minutes to save the world. He replied that he would spend 55 minutes understanding the problem and 5 minutes solving it.
DON’T be caught short!   Come get the information you need to protect yourself and make the right cyber security decisions!

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