2017 North American International Cyber Summit Announced


Contact: Caleb Buhs at 517-303-4038 or buhsc@michigan.gov

Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017 North American International Cyber Summit has been announced for Oct. 30, 2017, at the Cobo Center, 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit.

In its sixth year, the cyber summit brings together experts from across the globe to address a variety of cybersecurity issues impacting the world of business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement and personal use.

“This event has grown into one of the preeminent cybersecurity forums in the world,” said DTMB Director and State CIO David Behen. “There is no better opportunity to learn from and network with the leaders in the cyber world, it is truly a must-attend event.”

Highly respected speakers from the public and private sectors will address emerging trends, technology and best practices. The event is open to the public and will feature information for individuals, families, educators, business professionals, law enforcement and government officials.

The summit agenda will feature internationally recognized keynote speakers as well as experts from across the county to lead breakout sessions on the following featured industry topics:

  • Business;
  • Education/families;
  • Law enforcement;
  • Government;
  • Defense
  • Automotive; and
  • International cyber exercise.

Back for its second year, the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge final round will take place at the summit and the winning team will be announced during lunch. The Challenge will test Michigan high school students’ skills in computer science, information technology and cybersecurity in a two round statewide competition. Teams, each comprised of three high school students, are invited to participate in a round of challenges designed to test their knowledge of computer science and information technology.

Recognized as a national leader in cybersecurity, Michigan’s annual cyber summit serves as a platform for regional, national and international thought leadership.

Tickets for the event are on sale now at the official North American International Cyber Summit Website, www.michigan.gov/cybersummit.  The site also contains up-to-date list of speakers that will be continually updated as more are added.

A full version of the Michigan Cyber Initiative, as well as a cyber toolkit, can be found at www.michigan.gov/cybersecurity.