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Director, NSA (GEN Nakasone) to Keynote – Cyber Security & Technology Symposium (Oct 10-11, Chapel Hill)

The Offices of United States Senator Richard Burr and United States Senator Thom Tillis, the North Carolina Defense Technology Transition Office (DEFTECH) and the North Carolina Military Business Center are pleased to host the Southeast Region Cyber Security & Technology Symposium on October 11, 2018 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 
WHEN.  October 10 (reception) and October 11 (Symposium), 2018  
WHERE.  University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
The Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599
ABOUT THE EVENT. According to McAfee and the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the world lost about $600 billion to cybercrime in 2017. The White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated that cyberattacks cost the US between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016 as a result of 21, 239 public sector cyber incidents and 239 known breaches. During this same period, government agencies reported 30,899 cyber incidents, 16 of which met the threshold of being a major incident.  
The exponential growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), and now the Internet of BATTLEFIELD Things opens the door for both increased capabilities and vulnerabilities. Leaders must continually evolve to adapt to future innovations and resultant cyber security threats.
To accomplish this, the Federal Departments have established outreach offices and procedures to discover and acquire cutting edge, innovative technologies to address these evolving needs.
This Symposium will feature cyber experts from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Homeland Security, the services (Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USCYBER Command, research institutions, and large and small commercial entities.
The October 11th event will be preceded with a reception and guest speaker the evening prior.
Symposium Goals:
  • Learn about current and evolving cyber security challenges, including the impact of IoT, artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), Analytics, Blockchain, and other potential solutions.)
  • Hear and discuss several cutting edge cyber/IT innovations.
  • Join the discussion on how to best train and retain cyber talent.
  • Understand DoD Consortiums and Other Transaction Authorities (OTA).
  • Network with federal and commercial cyber technology leaders and other participants.
  • Depart the conference with a better understanding of current and evolving cyber needs, a broader network of contacts, and how you can better prepare to compete for cyber/IT future opportunities.
Target Audience: Military, Government, Commercial, Academe interested in Cyber Defense of the Internet of Things including: AI, ML, Big Data Analytics, embedded systems, sensors, cloud computing, and in connecting with government and commercial leaders in these fields. 
Symposium Discussion Topics:
  • IoT Standards and Definition, IT to IoT Nexus
  • IoT Cyber vulnerabilities and how to defend
  • Enhancing Cyber Security with AI, ML, and Analytics,
  • Moving to the cloud to enhance cyber security
  • Near term and future cyber initiatives
  • The Army Internet of Battlefield Things
  • DoD Consortiums & OTAs: How they work & how to join

The NC Military Business Center, the NC Community College System, and the State of North Carolina do not officially endorse events. These items are posted strictly for the information and convenience of NCMBC customers.

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