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For Immediate Release

Merit Network and Michigan Cyber Range Announce Michigan Cybersecurity Industry Summit

First annual Michigan Cybersecurity Industry Summit to take place May 14 in Ann Arbor

March 5, 2013

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Merit Network and the Michigan Cyber Range announced today the first annual Michigan Cybersecurity Industry Summit. The Summit will take place May 14, 2013 from 3:00-7:00 PM at the Sheraton Ann Arbor.

The theme of this year's Summit is Building Michigan's Cybersecurity Industry. It will feature expert speakers from government and industry. In addition, a demonstration of the Michigan Cyber Range's capabilities will introduce attendees to the education, training and testing capabilities that will help launch Michigan's cybersecurity industry to the forefront of the global marketplace.

The Summit will feature the following speakers:

David Behen, CIO of the State of Michigan, on the governor's vision for cybersecurity and what the state is doing to expand the IT industry in Michigan.

Dug Song, founder of Duo Security, on how to successfully train a skilled cybersecurity workforce.

Craig Labovitz, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Deepfield, on current Internet trends and the evolution of the cloud and cybersecurity.


This event is ideal for CIOs and IT executives who follow and support cybersecurity activities in Michigan.

Find out more.

Register today.

About Merit Network

Merit Network Inc., a nonprofit corporation owned and governed by Michigan's public universities, owns and operates America's longest-running regional research and education network. In 1966, Michigan's public universities created Merit as a shared resource to help meet their common need for networking assistance. Since its formation, Merit Network has remained on the forefront of research and education networking expertise and services. Merit provides high-performance networking solutions to Michigan's public universities, colleges, K-12 organizations, libraries, state government, healthcare, and other non-profit organizations.

For more information: www.merit.edu

About Michigan Cyber Range

Hosted by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range enables interactive learning through real-world exercises and course work. The program offers students and IT professionals a full curriculum of meetings and workshops as well as critical cybersecurity training and awareness tools. Organizations may also utilize the range in closed exercises for their staff to help them practice protecting their infrastructure. The Michigan Cyber Range is part of the State of Michigan's initiative to improve cybersecurity efforts to protect families, communities, businesses and government.

For more information: www.merit.edu/cyberrange



For press/media contact:

Elwood Downing
Merit Network, Inc.
Phone: (734)527-5702
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