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University of Minnesota sponsors Cyber Security Summit Oct. 22-23

Summit will address one of the nation’s most pressing security threats

October 17, 2013

Who: National cyber security experts and technology business leaders
What: Third Annual Cyber Security Summit
When: Tuesday, Oct. 22 and Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 Second Avenue South, Minneapolis

National cyber security experts and technology business leaders will gather Oct. 22 and 23 at the Minneapolis Convention Center for the third annual Cyber Security Summit. The University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering’s Technological Leadership Institute is one of the summit’s presenting sponsors.

The U.S. relies on a vast array of information networks that allow people to communicate and travel, power homes, run the economy, and provide government services. Yet cyber intrusions and attacks have increased dramatically over the last decade, exposing sensitive personal and business information, disrupting critical operations, and imposing high costs on the economy.

The Cyber Security Summit will bring together leaders in academia, government policy makers and technology business experts to discuss cyber threats and provide actionable solutions. Topics addressed at the summit will include risk management, security intelligence, the privacy debate, the executive response, data breach, and the consequences of inaction.

"CEO's cannot down-source defending their organizations against cyber attacks to their corporate IT departments any more. Instead, they need to take the lead in making cyber security a corporate information risk management issue," said Gopal Khanna, summit co-founder and chair and senior fellow at the University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute.

The two-day event will feature a nationally recognized lineup of speakers including:

  • Marcus Aldrick, CISO, Lloyd's of London

  • Lieutenant General Harry P. Raduege, Jr., Chairman, Deloitte Center for Cyber Innovation, Deloitte Consulting LLP

  • Ron Ross, Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

  • Sheriff Richard W. Stanek, Hennepin County Sheriff's Office

  • Jim Stickley, Chief Technology Officer, Trace Security, Inc.

  • Massoud Amin, Director of the Technology Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota

  • Gopal Khanna, Senior Fellow, Technological Leadership Institute, University of Minnesota; and Chair, Cyber Security Summit

In addition, panel discussions and networking breaks will allow for those attending the summit to interact and join the discussion on cyber security.

The 2013 Cyber Security Summit is open to representatives of both private and public organizations. The pre-registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 18. Great savings are available for students, faculty, and staff from any college or university.

To register and for more information, visit

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