Cyber Security Conference with Focus on Automotive Industry Returns to Detroit


The state’s fifth conference focused on cyber security issues returns to Detroit in October, offering speeches and breakout sessions on topics such as emerging trends and best practices within the field.

David Behen, director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget, says the conference, to be held on Oct. 17 at Cobo Center, will address cyber security issues impacting sectors such as business, education, IT, economic development, law enforcement, and personal use.

“This event has grown into one of the preeminent cyber security forums in the world,” Behen says. “(The conference offers the) opportunity to learn from and network with the leaders in the cyber world.”

He says the event, which is open to the public, will offer information relevant to business professionals, law enforcement, government officials, and educators. Breakout sessions will focus on the defense and automotive industries, as well as offer an international cyber exercise. Speakers have yet to be named.

This year’s event will offer more of a focus on cyber security within the automotive industry, as automakers begin to offer more automated and connected features in vehicles that can be vulnerable to cyber attacks.

Tickets are now on sale and cost about $75.