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DTMB announces 2023 Michigan Cyber Summit, new High School Cyber Summit to be held in October

First round of 2023 Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge begins June 6

LANSING, Mich. -- The 2023 Michigan Cyber Summit will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Mich. Michigan is recognized as a national leader in cybersecurity, and the summit serves as an annual platform for regional, national, and international thought leadership.

The 12th annual Michigan Cyber Summit will bring together experts from across the country to discuss the latest cybersecurity trends impacting education, business, information technology, economic development, law enforcement, and personal safety. The event is open to the public and will feature information for business professionals, educators, law enforcement, and government officials. The agenda will feature internationally recognized keynote speakers and panelists, as well as experts from across the country, to lead breakout session on a variety of industry topics.

Tickets for the 2023 Michigan Cyber Summit are available now and can be purchased at the summit’s official website. The cost is $95 for attendees, $80 for government employees and members of the military, and $50 for college students and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and light snacks throughout the day. The agenda will be updated on the summit website as speakers, sponsors, and breakout sessions are confirmed.

On Thursday, Oct. 19, the Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB) will host the first High School Cyber Summit at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi. This new event will bring together over 500 high school students from across the state to take part in a half-day agenda created to educate them on cybersecurity trends and best practices. The High School Cyber Summit will showcase a variety of career opportunities available in cybersecurity and outline the path to land those jobs.

To register for the new 2023 Michigan High School Cyber Summit, visit the event website. The registration price is $35 per person and includes lunch and refreshments throughout the day. The agenda for the High School Cyber Summit will be updated as speakers and sponsors are confirmed.

“We are excited to host the first ever Michigan High School Cyber Summit. Michigan students have long been a part of past summits, but this event will be focused solely on them and highlighting the exciting opportunities in cybersecurity,” said Laura Clark, Michigan chief information officer.

In addition to the High School Cyber Summit, students also have the opportunity to flex their digital muscles in the eighth annual Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge. The challenge is a great learning opportunity for all Michigan high school students, including those involved in homeschooling, after-school, youth development, and apprenticeship programs. During the event, which is designed to prepare the next generation of cyber professionals, students will showcase their skills in information technology, computer science, and cybersecurity in a two-round competition. The event is now open for registration and game play.

“Each year, the Governor’s High School Cyber Challenge brings students from around the state to showcase their cyber skills,” said Jayson Cavendish, DTMB acting chief security officer. “It is always a great moment at the Michigan Cyber Summit to present the winners with their trophy on big stage and recognize them for their accomplishments.”

The first round of the challenge runs through Wednesday, Sept. 27, and the final round will be held live at the 2023 Michigan Cyber Summit Oct. 18, with the top 10 teams competing during the morning session. Registration for the challenge is free.

To learn more about Michigan’s cybersecurity efforts, visit Be sure to download Michigan Secure at the App Store or Google Play to protect your personal devices.