Picking the Right Cyber Event

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The only thing that is possibly growing more rapidly than the number of cybersecurity risks is the number of cybersecurity events. So why attend the 7th Annual AFCEA DC Cybersecurity Summit? Here are six reasons why Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 11-12 is a must-attend event:

  1. Over 50 percent government attendance – This is an event that explores the many cyber challenges and issues facing the Federal government and is actually attended by government. Last year’s attendance was just about 50 percent government and this year’s event is pacing beyond that. Cybersecurity Summit allows you the opportunity to not only learn from the excellent panels and keynotes, but also network and collaborate with colleagues, piers, partners and customers.
  2. Over 30 cyber experts – Some of the top names in cybersecurity will be speaking at this event, and also participating in breakout sessions with groups of peers and colleagues digging deeper into the challenges they face every day.
  3. Special classified day – The classified session of the 7th Annual Cybersecurity Summit on Oct. 12 offers cleared attendees an opportunity to learn and network with leading cybersecurity experts. Hear senior executives express their thoughts on cyber threat, possible origins and the sharing of information across the government. This will also give you one of the first chances to hear from recently named Federal CISO Brig. Gen. Greg Touhill (USAF, Ret.) who will be participating on a panel. This session is cleared at the TS/SCI level.
  4. Cyber Shark Tank – Join cyber entrepreneurs as they bring their ideas to fruition. Watch as they present their ideas to cybersecurity experts, who are successful in their own field, from government, industry, and the venture capital community. The contestant’s objective is to persuade the sharks to choose their cyber technology over the other presentations.
  5. Give back to the community – This event is put on by AFCEA DC which is a nonprofit and volunteer organization that focuses on creating informative events, providing ethical networking and facilitating discussions with leaders of the Department of Defense, intelligence community, national security and military health-related agencies. In addition, AFCEA DC provides a number of STEM scholarships to area high school students.
  6. Continuing Education Units – AFCEA Washington, D.C., will be providing sessions approved to support continuing education requirement for maintaining CompTIA and/or GIAC certifications.

So get the most bang out your cyber buck, register for this exciting two-day event on Oct. 11-12. For more information and to register, click here: http://bit.ly/2cIwPkB

About John Meyer
John Meyer is vice president of communications at AFCEA DC.
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