June 24, 2018By Judy Darwin
Think about the average day in the life of many Americans. They wake up, likely with a cell phone alarm, and turn on the TV to catch some news on a “smart” TV. While making breakfast, they discover they’re short on a few key ingredients for dinner, so they ask a virtual assistant to order some groceries for delivery. Read more.
April 12, 2018
Register today to participate in the 2018 Cyber Cup Challenge
The Cyber Cup Challenge is back at the 2018 National Cyber Summit June 5-7 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with more than $14,000 in scholarships and prizes available to winning teams! The event aims to inspire technical skillset development through fun security-focused competitions and is open to high school students, college students and professionals.
Teams will participate in one of three rounds. Each round will be four hours (8-12, 1-5 on June 6 and 8-12 on June 7). The top three teams from those rounds will win the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of the two categories (Student and Professional).You may have multiple teams from the same institution or company.
The Cyber Cup Challenge is sponsored by BTI and the U.S. Army ROTC.
Regardless of your background, this year’s event will provide an excellent opportunity to have fun, learn, and test your abilities to effectively navigate today’s challenging cyber environments, while also networking with industry leaders.
To register and view more information, visit https://www.nationalcybersummit.com/Program/Cyber-Cup-Challenge
April 9, 2018
Cyber Job Fair to be held on June 6 during National Cyber Summit in Huntsville
The demand for cyber security professionals is ever increasing. A local effort to reduce that employment gap and connect cyber security professionals and students with employers is the National Cyber Summit Cyber Job Fair, held Wednesday, June 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the second day of the National Cyber Summit at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.
The Cyber Job Fair is a hiring event for cleared and non-cleared cybersecurity professionals as well as college-level students in a cybersecurity degree program. Hosted by ClearJobs.Net and CyberSecJobs.com, the job fair features national and local employers filling cyber security positions including Decisive Analytics, Deloitte, Fulcrum, IBM, Parsons, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, SAIC, Scientific Research and more.
For more information and to register, visit https://www.nationalcybersummit.com/Program/Cyber-Job-Fair
March 15, 2018
New Cyber, Engineering Magnet School Coming to Huntsville
Alabama state senate has approved a bill to establish the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering in Huntsville. It will operate as a public magnet school for students in grades 7-12, and any student from Alabama can apply for admittance.
"Our goal is to establish the best cyber engineering high school in the nation,” said State Sen. Arthur Orr. “Huntsville is the perfect location — the Tennessee Valley has one of the highest rates of engineers per capita in the country, and there are dozens of brilliant engineering faculty members and graduate students at the University of Alabama in Huntsville."
The Alabama School for Cyber Technology and Engineering will eventually have an enrollment of approximately 300 students from around the state.
"With the Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, Alabama is at the forefront of engineering and technological research,” said Gov. Kay Ivey. “(The school) will position Alabama as a leading education hub for cyber research and engineering in America. I appreciate Senator Orr’s leadership in moving this bill through the Alabama Senate."
March 8, 2018
National Cyber Summit Celebrates International Women’s Day
The National Cyber Summit celebrates International Women’s Day with Elena Kvochko, Renee Wynn, and Margaret Isler- just a few of the amazing women speakers to meet and learn from at the 2018 National Cyber Summit!
Elena Kvochko is a cybersecurity thought leader. She has authored numerous publications and reports and has contributed to Forbes, The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, and other media outlets.
Renee Wynn is the chief information officer at NASA and has had a long career in the federal government. She has managed program administration for science, information management, and international programs; regulatory management; budget formulation and execution; contracts, grants and interagency agreements; long term strategic planning and analyses; and environmental and administrative policy.
Margaret Isler is the head of risk at Google Technical Services. She previously served as a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Check back soon on www.nationalcybersummit.com as more speakers will be announced for this year’s event!
February 16, 2018
Register NOW for the 2018 National Cyber Summit, Discounts Available for Select Groups
Registration is OPEN for the 10th annual National Cyber Summit, held June 5-7 in Huntsville, Alabama – also known as "the Pentagon of the South." The Summit is the preeminent event for cyber training, education and workforce development aimed at protecting our nation’s infrastructure from the ever-evolving cyber threat. As Huntsville is one of the nation’s largest technological hubs, and is home to many Department of Defense organizations and civilian departments and agencies, the Summit attracts both government and commercial participants.
Summit attendees benefit from a diverse offering of educational training sessions, technical and management presentations and keynotes from world-class speakers you do not want to miss!
Register NOW to secure your place to attend the ultimate cyber conference!
Members of the following organizations will receive a discount upon registration; please select your organization and then type in the appropriate promo code at checkout:
- $150 discount for CyberHuntsville and ISSA members (all chapters) using code cyber
- 10% discount for SANS, CompTIA, SC2 and EC Council members using code 2018NCS
See you June 5-7!
January 31, 2018
Former Sniper in Line to Become FBI’s New Deputy DirectorBy Marwa Eltagouri, The Washington Post
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his job and is expected to be replaced by David Bowdich, a senior official who headed the FBI’s response to the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, Calif., according to people familiar with the plans. Read more.