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Merit Announces First Annual Michigan Cybersecurity Industry Summit

Brian Warkoczeski 2013 News, News, News - Cybersecurity, News - Events

MEDIA ADVISORY

Who:

  • David Behen, CIO, State of Michigan
  • Dug Song, Founder, Duo Security
  • Craig Labovitz, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder, Deepfield
  • What:

    First annual Michigan Cybersecurity Summit. The event, with the theme Building Michigan’s Cybersecurity Industry, will feature expert speakers from government and industry. It is ideal for CIOs and IT executives who lead and support cybersecurity activities in Michigan. In addition, a demonstration of the Michigan Cyber Range will introduce attendees to the educational, training and testing capabilities that will help launch Michigan’s cybersecurity industry to the forefront of the global marketplace.

    Hosted by Merit Network, the Michigan Cyber Range enables interactive learning through hands-on exercises and challenging course work. The program offers students, researchers 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. Merit’s Michigan Cyber Range is a foundational piece of Governor Syder’s Cyber Initiative launched in October 2011 to improve cybersecurity efforts to protect families, communities, businesses and government.

    Where:

    Sheraton Ann Arbor
    3200 Boardwalk Dr.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    When:

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

    How:

    Registration is $50.00 per person. Members of the Press are able to attend as Merit Guests at no charge.



    For press/media contact:

    Pierrette Templeton
    Merit Network, Inc.
    Phone: (734)527-5734
    Email: [email protected]