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Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University continues today

Augusta University and The Georgia Chamber bring the nation’s top cybersecurity experts to Augusta starting Wednesday

AUGUSTA, Ga.CIA Director John Brennan and NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett will be among other top authorities in cybersecurity at Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University on Oct. 12-13. Brennan and Ledgett will be keynote speakers at the summit, which will bring together government, academia and industry experts to provide intelligence and the latest updates on how to improve cybersecurity, education and research.

Learn from the best in the cybersecurity field by registering at augusta.edu/cybersummit to attend the event, held at the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons on Augusta University’s health sciences campus. Pre-registration ended at 5 p.m. Monday, but on site registration will open at noon on Wednesday.

“Augusta is becoming the cyber hub for the state and the nation,” said President and CEO of the Georgia Chamber Chris Clark. “We are honored to join our knowledge of the business community’s needs with Augusta University’s expertise in cyber education and research. This summit is a valuable opportunity for Georgia’s business leaders to learn from industry experts about the best ways to protect their cyber infrastructure.”

People who want to learn from the best in the cybersecurity field will have one last chance to register for the event, which will take place at the J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons on Augusta University’s health sciences campus.

This year’s program will focus on current threats and the imminent need to build a workforce through education and recruitment of the next generation of cybersecurity experts.

Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss will serve as this year’s honorary host. Chambliss previously served as vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

Other keynote speakers include:

  • Tom Wilson, vice president and chief information officer at Southern Company;
  • Gen. John Morrison, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon;
  • Don Freese, director of the FBI’s National Cyber Investigative Joint Task Force;
  • Maurice “Mo” Bland, deputy director of the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence;
  • B. Cazes, vice president of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, Louisiana.

Learn more and register today at augusta.edu/cybersummit or follow the hashtag #cyberGA16.

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Arthur Takahashi

Arthur Takahashi is Digital Media Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact him to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706–446–5128 or atakahashi@augusta.edu.