2017 Cyber Security Summit

Each year, security experts see new evolutions in cyberthreats to people, businesses and governments. Our adversaries know no boundaries. The 15th Annual Georgia Tech Cyber Security Summit brings together government, industry, and academia to prepare for the newest challenges in securing information and cyber-connected systems.

Discover the latest research from Georgia Tech, meet industry leaders, mingle with emerging student talent, discuss the newest defenses, and more.


8:30 - 9:00 a.m.    Registration & Complimentary Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.    Welcome & Keynote

10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.    Panel Discussion

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.    Networking & Complimentary Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.    Georgia Tech Research Demonstrations

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.    Student Research Demo Day

3:30 - 5:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions (3)

More than 300 guests are expected, representing industry, government, military and academia. Guests will have an opportunity to meet students from the Georgia Tech computer science and engineering programs and examine their research. All attendees at this free, interactive event receive a copy of research highlights by Georgia Tech. Includes complimentary breakfast, lunch, and free parking.




EDu Talks

Research and demonstrations by Georgia Tech faculty and scientists

  • Tactics of Nation-State Attackers, by Yacin Nadji
  • Untangling Attribution: Why It Has Failed and How It Should Be Done, by Manos Antonakakis
  • The Globalization of Criminal Evidence and the Importance of Attribution, by Peter Swire
Keynote by Stewart Baker

Attorney, author and first Assistant Secretary for Policy at the United States Department of Homeland Security

Institute for Information Security & Privacy's Demo Day

Emerging student work from one of the nation’s Top 10 engineering and computer science graduate programs

Breakout Sessions
  • How to Penetrate Anonymity Networks
  • Powering Insecurity: What to Do About Essential Infrastructure
  • Meet & Mingle with Georgia Tech's associate directors of cybersecurity research

Highlights from GT CSS '16


1) White House Commissioner Annie Antón, professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and member of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, shared insights from community town halls about cyber policy needs. 2) Ph.D. Student Nader Sehatbakhsh explains his research during the "Demo Day" portion of GT CSS. 3) Complimentary lunch has been offered at each annual GT CSS. 4) Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson delivered afternoon remarks. 5) Tom Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, presented a rousing keynote about cybersecurity and critical infrastructure. 6) The "Demo Day" segment of GT CSS allowed all attendees to browse student research and vote on the best ideas for commercialization. 7) Chris Smoak, malware expert and former division chief at the Cyber Technology & Information Security Lab at GTRI, addressed the rise of ransomware and how to respond. 8) Undergraduate Student Shivani Bandaru from the School of Computer Science presented "IntelliX"- a self-learning intelligence platform. 9) Graduate student Qi Zhang brought his two-phase trust validation system for the cloud to "Demo Day" at GT CSS. 10) Panelists representing the U.S., Germany and Canada discussed international policy challenges around data sharing. 11) Ph.D. Candidate David Formby displayed his techniques for securing industrial control systems. 12) Ph.D. Student Evan Downing explained the evolution of malware and his research to analyze and classify more than 90 million malware samples.