2021 Michigan Cyber Summit to be held in October

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 30, 2021
Caleb Buhs, buhsc@michigan.gov or 517-282-6018

LANSING, Mich. -- The 2021 Michigan Cyber Summit (formerly the North American International Cyber Summit) will be held Oct. 21. This year's summit will be a fully interactive virtual event with free registration for all participants.

This is the 10th year of Michigan Cyber Summit, and the event will again bring together experts from across the globe to discuss the latest in cybersecurity issues impacting business, education, information technology, economic development, law enforcement, and personal use. The Michigan Cyber Summit is open to the public and will feature information for individuals, families, business professionals, educators, law enforcement, and government officials.

"With the success of last year's free virtual event, we decided to do it again," said Michigan Chief Information Officer Brom Stibitz. "The whole world is shifting to a hybrid work and learning environment and sharing the latest in cybersecurity news and practices is more important than ever. The Michigan Cyber Summit allows for attendees to participate in critical discussions with highly respected speakers from the public and private sectors on how to navigate the digital world."

The summit agenda will feature internationally recognized keynote speakers and panelists, as well as experts from across the country to lead breakout sessions on a variety of industry topics.

Michigan is recognized as a national leader in cybersecurity, and the Michigan Cyber Summit serves as a platform for regional, national, and international thought leadership.

The Governor's High School Cyber Challenge will also be a part of the 2021 Michigan Cyber Summit with the announcement of the first, second, and third place teams. The challenge is designed to prepare the next generation of cyber professionals and tests Michigan high school students' skills in information technology, computer science, and cybersecurity in a two-round statewide competition.

Students that qualify to compete in round two will be awarded a voucher to complete the CompTIA Security+ Bootcamp and Certification Exam. Students that successfully complete the exam will receive a CompTIA Security+ certification, a globally recognized security credential approved by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Registration for the 2021 Michigan Cyber Summit is open and participation is free. To learn more about the summit, visit the official cyber summit website. The site will continue to be updated as speakers are added.

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