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October 11, 2018

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 11, 2018   

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

Please note: Parking passes are required.  Click here to print your parking pass. 


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. 

  • Cyber Threats: Commercial and Government
  • Cyber Operational Perspectives: Commercial & Government
  • Cyber Challenges, Trends & Research Needs
  • 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!


October 11, 2018
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UNC Chapel Hill Friday Center
The Friday Conference Center
100 Friday Center Drive, NC 27599 United States
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