2016 Cyber Security Summit

Join us right here for webcast portions of the program on Wednesday.


9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Opening Remarks & Morning Keynote

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Afternoon Remarks & Keynote


Each year, security experts see new evolutions in cyber threats to people, businesses and governments. Our adversaries know no boundaries. The Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit brings together government, industry, and academia to prepare for the newest challenges in securing information and cyber-connected systems.

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The annual Summit includes breakfast, lunch, keynote speeches, panel discussions, and more. More than 300 guests are expected, representing industry, government, military and academia. Guests will have an opportunity to meet students from the Georgia Tech information security program and peruse their research. All attendees at this free, full-day, interactive event receive a copy of the 2017 Emerging Cyber Threats, Trends & Technologies Report.



9:30 a.m. WEBCAST
Keynote: “Presidential Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity: Themes from Five Commission Hearings”
by Annie Antón, commissioner, President Barak Obama’s Commission on Enhancing Cybersecurity, and chair, School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech

10:00 a.m.
Meet the Students and examine their research / Fall '16 Demo Day

11:00 a.m. - Noon
Panel: “Partners in Crisis? Legislation has yet to improve information sharing”
Evan Glover, senior counsel, GE Transportation
Paul Huesken, chief information assurance officer, Coca-Cola
Lee Kirschbaum, special agent, FBI
Jimmy Lummis, associate director, Georgia Tech Cyber Security


1:30 p.m.  WEBCAST
Keynote: "Cybersecurity and Critical Systems"
by Tom Fanning, chairman, president & CEO, Southern Co.

Breakout Sessions

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
TRACK A: “Ransomware: How to respond”
Chris Smoak, division chief, Cyber Technology & Information Security Lab, GTRI
Evan Downing, Ph.D. student, Georgia Tech

TRACK B: “The Cyber Policy Landscape at Home & Abroad”
Klaus Brisch, partner, DWF Germany
Rick Stewart, director of cyber security services, CGI Federal of Canada
Peter Swire, associate director of policy, Institute for Information Security & Privacy

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
TRACK A: “Cryptocurrency: Current and future state of dark money”
Mark Ray, PwC, director, Cyber Investigations and Breach Response
SSA Chad Hunt, FBI Atlanta – Computer Intrusion Squad
Michael Farrell, chief research scientist, CTISL – GTRI

TRACK B: “Cybersecurity: Not just the IT department’s problem”
COL Alprentice Smith, Joint Functional Component Command Headquarters, U.S. Army Cyber Command
Leo Mark, associate dean, Georgia Tech Professional Education
Taesoo Kim, assistant professor, School of Computer Science