National Cyber Summit returning to Huntsville for 8th straight year

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - The North Alabama Chapter of the Information Systems Security Association (NAC-ISSA), Cyber Huntsville Corporation (CHC), Auburn University Research and University of Alabama in Huntsville are hosting its Annual Cyber Security Summit June 8 and 9 in the South Hall of the Von Braun Center.

The 8th Annual National Cyber Summit is a two-day event with more than 1,000 military, government, commercial and academic attendees focused on cyber security related disciplines. More than 100 commercial companies are anticipated to attend this year's Cyber Summit, as well as representatives from numerous Department of Defense organizations and civilian departments and agencies including the NSA, DHS, NIST, U.S. Army, NASA, TVA, NSF and DOE. More than 200 academic institutions will be invited by the National Information Assurance Education and Training Program (NIETP) at NSA.

This year's premier event is focused on "Cyber Security across the Life-Cycle" and will bring together commercial, federal-sector and academic communities to address the most up-to-date cyber security issues. NSA and DHS will designate their National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) at the summit.

"The cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges our nation faces. Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our lives - critical infrastructure, banking, healthcare, transportation, etc. Our nation's economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on how well we manage cyber security," said National Cyber Summit Chair, Rodney Robertson.

Even if your business is not big enough to have a CIO or other dedicated in-house resource to manage security strategies. After attending the summit you'll walk away with a checklist of things to do and a list of contacts that can mentor you. The National Cyber Summit offers many exciting and unique opportunities for your organization to get involved and gain exposure.

"There is no better place to address cyber security than in Huntsville, Alabama," said Mayor Tommy Battle. "This city is at the pinnacle of technology, and the Cyber Summit brings together the best and brightest from our government, industry and academic technical community."

"Cyber security increasingly affects all areas of society, and as capabilities and technologies advance, terrorist groups, rogue individuals and other nations are gaining greater ability to launch cyber-attacks from any location at any time, making cyber security a major concern of national security. With this in mind, the 2016 National Cyber Security Summit, bringing together the best-of-the-best in this field, is an important venue for individuals and businesses concerned about these issues to learn about the latest innovations and best practices available to counter cyber security threats," said All Points CEO, Philip Monkress, this year's Diamond Sponsor.

Summit organizers welcome technical experts and network/system administrators, managers and executives, as well as anyone interested in the growing field of cyber security. To register, visit www.nationalcybersummit.com.