From the Fall 2013 Issue

Michigan Cyber Summit 2013

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The Michigan Cyber Summit 2013 is a follow up event to the sold out Michigan Cyber Summit 2011, hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, which served as the national launch of the October 2011 National Cyber Security Awareness Month.

The main conference is scheduled for October 25th, with invitation-only activities taking place the evening of October 24th. The Summit will bring together experts to address a variety of cyber security issues affecting business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement and personal use. The State of Michigan has long been a national leader when it comes to cyber security, having placed a high emphasis on protecting the state’s computer systems and networks. The centralized technology model within state government places Michigan in a strong position to implement security efforts. In addition, the Michigan Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MI-ISAC) was established to address the state’s cyber security readiness and critical infrastructure coordination.

The State of Michigan is a showcase for a national model for public/ private partnerships addressing cyber security for its residents. The Summit is a partnership between levels of local, state and federal government such as the Washtenaw County Cyber Citizenship Coalition, State of Michigan Office of the Governor and the National Governors Association as well as many private partners. The agenda for the event will feature recognized speakers and experts from around the country. National-level speakers will be providing solutions during the following five featured tracks:

  • Track #1: Business
  • Track #2: Education
  • Track #3: Home Users/Families
  • Track #4: Law Enforcement
  • Track #5: Government

Overnight accommodations will be available at the Hyatt Place Hotel, 46080 Grand River, Novi, Michigan 48374. Hyatt Place is located directly next to Suburban Collection Showplace.

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