AUGUSTA, GA– October 7, 2016— NSA Deputy Director Richard Ledgett will be among other top authorities in cybersecurity at Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University on Oct. 12-13. Ledget will join CIA Director John Brennan as keynote speakers at the summit, which will bring together government, academia and industry experts to provide intelligence and the latest updates on how to improve cybersecurity, education and research.
This year’s program is being co-hosted by The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and will focus on current threats and the imminent need to build a workforce through education and recruitment of the next generation of cybersecurity experts. Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss will serve as this year’s honorary host. Chambliss previously served as vice chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
The Augusta University Cyber Institute, which provides the framework for all things cyber at the institution, was established in June 2015 to enable, support and champion meaningful, innovative, interdisciplinary research and education for cybersecurity. The institute was recently recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Its work focuses on collaborative partnerships to impact K-12 and higher education, health care, government and business communities.
For more information on Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University visit augusta.edu/cybersummit/.