Augusta University to host cybersecurity conference

Students, faculty and community members will have a chance to learn the latest on cybersecurity from experts in the field during BSidesAugusta 2016, a cyber conference hosted by Augusta University on Sept. 10.

In its fourth year, the conference gathers well-known cyber-industry experts from across the country who will discuss the next big thing in cyberattack and cyberdefense strategies.

This year, Rob Joyce, chief of the National Security Agency’s Tailored Access Operations (TAO), will be the keynote speaker.

“The ultimate goal is to keep us safe in cyberspace. And for that we need events like BSidesAugusta where we can share new information and expand the realm of our discussion,” said Joanne Sexton, director of the Augusta University Cyber Institute. “Augusta University is proud to sponsor and support BSidesAugusta, and we couldn’t be happier to provide our community with the opportunity to learn about cybersecurity from the best in the field.”

BSides is a network of cybersecurity experts from all over the world who create cyber events in their communities to keep the conversation going. BSidesAugusta is among the largest Security BSides events in the world.

BSidesAugusta 2016 will take place 7:45 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, at J. Harold Harrison, MD Education Commons on the Health Sciences Campus of Augusta University.

Space is limited and you must register by Sept. 9 to attend. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, follow @BSidesAugusta on Twitter or email

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