DETROIT –  The theme for The North American International Cyber Summit on Oct. 28 is “Taking the Lead: Collaborating to Solve National Cyber Security Problems” – Building partnerships and balancing competition and information sharing for improved security. 

This theme will highlight Michigan’s innovations and accomplishments to provide thought leadership on collaborative initiatives.

The agenda for the event will showcase internationally recognized keynote speakers as well as experts from around the country. The 2019 edition will be hosted by Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist.

Keynote and Featured speakers include:

·         Congresswoman Debbie Dingell

·         Congresswoman Haley Stevens

·         Attorney General Dana Nessel

·         Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson

·         Tricia L. Foster, CPM, ACoM, Director of the State of Michigan DTMB

·         Chris DeRusha, Chief Security Officer, State of Michigan

·         Ron Bushar, Vice President & CTO – Government Solutions, FireEye

·         Timothy Li, Principal, Cyber Risk, Deloitte

·         Bryan Kissinger, PhD, Vice President, Information Security, Trace3

·         Tom Guarente, VP, External Affairs & Alliances, US Public Sector, FireEye

·         Earl D. Matthews, Maj Gen, (Ret), CISSP, Chief Strategy Officer, Verodin, Inc.

Breakout sessions include:

·         CISO Priorities and Perspectives

·         FBI Insider Threat Case Trends

·         Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks – Real World Examples

·         State-as-a-Service: How States are Assisting with Locals and Cybersecurity

·         Lessons Learned from Operating a Collective Cybersecurity Operations Center

·         Our ThreatHive Experiment and the Challenges of IoT

·         Fraud Prevention, the Future is Cyber Threat Intelligence

·         Why Are We Still Getting In?

·         Growth of the CyberPatriot and Other Michigan Department of Education Cybersecurity and STEM Education Programs in the State

·         Cybersecurity in the Era of Connected Vehicles

·         Creating a Defensible Position

·         Securing Your Journey in the Hybrid Cloud

·         The Artistry of Cybersecurity

·         Creating Cyber Safe Culture in Your Small Business

·         Securing Cyber-Physical Products in a Connected World

And many more – over 15 sessions to choose from!

Other Activities include:

·         Governors High School Cyber Challenge Finals

·         Cyber Range – Annual International Invitation Cyber Competition

·         Meet Kibbey the Michigan State Police Cyber Dog


Cost to attend is $85. Discount price of $59 for students, members of the military and the following organizations: ISSA, InfraGard, West Michigan Cyber Security Consortium, ISACA, Detroit Chapter of SIM, Mi-GMIS, Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council, Michigan Financial Industry Cybersecurity Council, Macomb Automotive Defense Cyber Assurance Team, Detroit Chapter of ISC2, and WC4.