Detroit to Host 2019 North American International Cyber Summit

The 2019 North American International Cyber Summit has been announced for Monday, Oct. 28, and will take place at Cobo Center in Detroit.
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The 2019 North American International Cyber Summit will take place in October at Cobo Center. // File photo

The 2019 North American International Cyber Summit has been announced for Monday, Oct. 28, and will take place at Cobo Center in Detroit.

This year’s event will mark the eighth summit in Michigan that serves as a platform for regional, national, and international thought leadership. Technology leaders will address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the worlds of business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement, and personal use.

“This summit has become known as one of the top cybersecurity forums,” says Tricia Foster, director of the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. “Combining thought-provoking keynote speakers with the opportunity to learn from peers and build lasting relationships has made this event a must attend in the cyber industry.”

The event is open to the public.

The summit agenda will offer presentations on a variety of industry topics including emerging trends and new technology.

The High School Cyber Challenge is coming back for the fourth year, and the final round will take place at the summit. The High School Cyber Challenge tests Michigan high school students’ skills in information technology, computer science, and cybersecurity in a two-round statewide competition. Each team is comprised of three high school students that are invited to participate in a round of exercises designed to test their technology knowledge. First, second, and third place teams will be awarded during lunch at the summit.

The students that qualify to compete in round two will be awarded a voucher to complete the CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp and Certification Exam, a value of more than $3,000. Students that successfully complete the exam will receive a globally recognized security credential approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.

More information and tickets are available here.

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